Help! I've misrabbetized...

I'm building a PMD from plans.

I cut the rabbets on the number one panels on the edge adjacent to panel #2 (doh!), instead of the edge adjacent to the bottom panel.

No sweat, I'll just cut the rabbets in the correct location so panel 1 joins with the bottom panel.

But what about the panel 1-panel 2 joint?  As is, it has two rabbeted edges overlapping. I see a few options

1. Don't worry about it. Stitch up the joint and glue it just like the others. It'll just take a lot more epoxy to fill the joint. 

2. Fill the incorrectly rabbeted edge of panel 1 with thickened epoxy (cabosil or woodflour?), sand it smooth to the original 6mm thickness, then stitch up the joint and glue it.

3. Fill the incorrectly rabbeted edge with strips of appropriate thickness scrap okoume (expoxied in place), then stitch up the joint & glue it.

4. Throw out the #1 panels and make new ones with 6mm okoume (per spec) or 9mm okoume (I happen to have an extra sheet of it).

Any other options?

Thanks  for your help

Josh (the Misrabbetizer)


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RE: Help! I've misrabbetized...

I'm for option 1.  The more epoxy in those joints, the stronger the boats get.

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