This method does away with the use of the rabbeting plane and miter box, both of which are difficult to use with accuracy.
In cutting the rebate the easiest way is to use a rabbeting plane and cut the full length of the pieces.
Also, without the rabbeting water may get under the cap, and pass along the top till a hole lets it among the bees.
In place of matching heads, heads for beading, rabbeting, or fancy siding may then be used.
Fillister, fil′is-ter, n. a rabbeting plane used in making window-sashes.
For rabbeting and fillister work the upper holes q are used, while using ploughs the lower ones are brought into requisition.
"rectangular groove cut out of the edge of a piece of wood or stone so that it may join by lapping with others," late 14c., from Old French rabat "a recess in a wall, a lower section," literally "a beating down," a back-formation from rabattre "to beat down, beat back" (see rebate (v.)). The verb is attested from mid-15c. (implied in rabetynge).
rabbeting rab·bet·ing (rāb'ĭ-tĭng)
The making of congruous stepwise cuts on apposing bone surfaces for firmly holding together a fractured bone.