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RWW 140 Chiseling a Rabbet

11 years ago

I can think of many ways to cut a rabbet but sometimes boiling it down to the fundamental techniques can be a real skill builder. In this episode I’m presented with a really long hinge mortise for a piano style hinge. After thinking of several ways to cut it, I decided to cut to the chase and just do it with a chisel. Learning to handle a chisel will pay big dividends on every project you build.

Your Turn

What are some of the fundamental skills you rely on every day in your shop. Do lack of tools hold you back from building? Am I just plumb crazy for cutting a rabbet with only a chisel? Please share your experience and insights below.

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