|Diminishing rebate at stem|
This is done after the correct bevel has been planed onto the plank. The bevel is faired to zero at the stem and at the transom. Then, the rebate is cut.
|Cutting stem rebate|
The length of the rebate is marked ( around 250mm).
Using the rebate plane, the rebate is cut from zero depth at 250mm from the end, to half the thickness of the plank at the plank end. at this stage the rebate is maintained square.
A chisel is used to pare the rebated surface flat.
This rebate accommodates the brow which is planed onto the bottom edge of the plank.