Question: Double Blind Rabbets (not the hopping kind)

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Forum topic by spunwood posted 03-23-2011 04:49 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2011 04:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw router joining milling rustic modern traditional

I showed my frames to a local photagrapher, and she is going to buy some! Just in time for graduation pictures.I want to have some more variety so I am trying to create some non-mitered frames.

Well, I am trying to construct some picture frames that are mortise and tenon or 1/2 lapped rather than miter jointed. But I do not like how the rabbet works when it protrudes into the corners. I want to keep the rabbet where the frame would be inserted into the back. So I have a few questions:

1. Can I do a double blind rabbet on a table saw?

2. Is the router the only way?

3. Even with a router, how is this cut done with accuracy (width and depth) and safely?

Thanks for your help


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#1 posted 03-23-2011 05:04 PM

make the stiles thinner than the rails
and biscuit them together
flush on the back
then rabbet the back
with a piloting rabbet bit
clean out the corners

(this one is trim but you get the idea)

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 12:42 AM

Thanks Patron. I am not quiet sure I understand, but I will keep thinking about it.

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