I next lay out my wood. Here, the two pieces I have were cut
together so I can match the grain. I've labeled the pieces
to indicate the inside and the outside.
Using the first marking gauge, the one with the thickness of
the wood, scribe lines on the inside of each piece.
Take the scribe lines around the sides, but not on the
Now, take the 3/16 inch marking gauge and scribe a line
on the inside face of each piece.
Using the same marking gauge, scribe a line on the end of
each board, off the outside. This marks the rabbet that we
need to cut on the end of each board.
Take the scribe line around the sides, just to outline the
The problem is how to cut this rabbet easily and accurately.
I have a Kapex miter saw and the Kapex can be adjusted to
not cut all the way through a board. Using some scrap I
adjusted the Kapex so that it would leave the 3/16 at the
bottom of the rabbet.