How to Cut Rabbets with Hand Tools

//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.

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

 

Hand Cut Rabbet - Shoulder Plane

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2017-07-21T14:10:21+00:00

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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Arjen
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Pretty neat trick tilting the plane like that to get started. The woodworker in the sash window video (http://5d9.c5f.myftpupload.com/the-house-jointer-make-sash-windows/) uses his chisel to create a similar groove to place his saw in at 3:37. I thought that was kind of clever as well. Great blog you have here :)

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