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A groove cut into a part.
A strip applied to a part as, for example, a stop or seal.
A joint formed by fitting one member into a groove, channel, or recess in the face or edge of a second member.


A long groove or channel that is cut into the edge or face of a board to receive another board that is fitted into the groove at a right angle to it.

rabbet, rebate

rabbet, 1
1. A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of a member; esp. one to receive another member, or one to receive a frame inserted in a door or window opening, or the recess into which glass is installed in a window sash.
3. A shallow recess in one body to receive another, as at the edges of a pair of doors or windows so shaped as to provide a tight fit; one half of the edge projects beyond, and serves as a stop for, the other edge of each leaf.
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Cut the top and bottom rabbets using a guide and a pattern bit.
Cut a 5/8-by 5/8-inch rabbet along one edge of the 2-by-4.
Run a bead of yellow glue in each rabbet, fit the front end in place, and secure it with three finishing nails driven through the sides.
I cut the two 8-inch center horizontal rails with the moulding turned in the miter saw so the face of the moulding was against the saw fence and the rabbet was face down.
Measure the width of four side planks lying side by side; then add 6" to figure the length of your A side battens (2 1/2" for the channel, plus 1/4" between planks, plus 1 /2" rabbets at each end).
The 2-by-4s are screwed and glued into 1 1/2- by 3 1/2-inch rabbets cut in the ends of the 4-by-4s.
wide dado set, cut rabbets in the ends of the drawer front to receive the sides (Figure B and Photo 12).
Sonata (shown here) is a gold and silver collection of five profiles with generous rabbets as well as two matching fillets.
I cut lots of tenons and rabbets using a dado blade and a sacrificial fence.
It handles grooves, dadoes and rabbets from 1/4-in.
Using a CNC router, all vertical operations, including sizing, rabbets, dadoes, grooves, bores, edge profiles, pockets etc.
thick stock or, if you don't own a planer, go ahead and use 3/4-in, stock and cut shallow rabbets on the backs of the panels.