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Forum topic by Dave Rutan posted 05-12-2014 06:25 PM 999 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dave Rutan

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05-12-2014 06:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: joint name rabbet corner question

I recently made a small project and didn’t want to just use butt joints, so I put a rabbet at the end of each piece and fit them together with glue. Is there a name for this sort of joint? I can’t find any named examples of it. A double rabbet joint maybe?

Thanks,
Dave

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Loren

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 06:31 PM

That’s what I call it.

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 06:35 PM

Dont be shy- name it after yourself. There are Maloof chairs, Moxon wises, Robou benches etc.

I think “a Rutan joint” sounds cool!

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 06:42 PM

I think I prefer ‘Double rabbet’ then. Folks have enough trouble pronouncing my last name correctly. I don’t want to exacerbate the problem. ;-)

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 07:00 PM

I’ve always called it a “corner lap”. That’s what Pop called it anyway.

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 07:08 PM

I am going to incorporate this joint in an upcoming project and shall christen said joint, The Rutan Double Lap.

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#6 posted 05-12-2014 07:12 PM

Lop eared bunny joint.

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#7 posted 05-12-2014 07:15 PM

@ Dallas: LOL!

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 08:30 PM

Well, at one web site this was called a rabbit joint, then on another it was a dado, so perhaps it’s a rabbited dado, or a dadoed rabbit, or maybe a half blind rabbit.

I found this however, calling it a complex rabbit. ( http://www.raygirling.com/wwjoints.htm )

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#9 posted 05-12-2014 09:25 PM

It’s a complex rabbet joint then. I still like Double Rabbet.

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