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SHOULDER / REBATE / LAPPED JOINT

V. Ryan 2002

 

The shoulder or lapped joint is very common and can be seen in furniture and box constructions such as jewellery boxes. Two examples are shown below.

   

SIMPLE LAPPED JOINT

BOTTOM OF JEWELLERY BOX

The joint seen above is a simple lapped joint. The shoulder can be seen clearly on the left, this is usually planed using a rebate/shoulder plane or combination plane.

 

The jewellery box seen above has a base which sits inside a rebate or shoulder which has been planed / cut into each of the sides. The base has been pushed into the shoulder and this means it is level with the sides.

   

With the aid of sketches and notes explain how a shoulder joint could be used as one of the joints of a tool box

   

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