How to Cut Rabbets with Hand Tools

I’m excited to share a quick video tutorial about how to cut rabbet joints by hand, with a few simple hand tools. This method focuses on cutting rabbets along the grain, which is especially useful for cutting moldings (first step in using hollows & rounds molding planes), picture frames, etc.

©  Joshua T. Farnsworth


Here are some links to the tools that I used in this tutorial (you can use variations):


Hand Cut Rabbet - Shoulder Plane

About Joshua Farnsworth

I'm wildly passionate about traditional woodworking with hand tools, and I want to teach others what I learn, and share the skills & workshops of woodworking masters that I meet. This website facilitates my quest to learn traditional woodworking skills, then teach others what I've learned. This method reinforces my learning, and also helps other people to discover this ancient and noble trade. I hope you enjoy my videos, photos, and articles. Please feel free to leave constructive comments!


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