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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 10-24-2014 02:14 AM 1938 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple, cherry and oak rabbet plane I designed and built today. I had several students that needed to use a rabbet plane today and decided to make one instead of bringing mine from home. I made the iron by cutting the desired shape from an old 10” saw blade with a dremel tool and then some hand fitting followed by a good sharpening. I will probably stain the oak wedge cherry or walnut to add more contrast. I used shellac for finish.





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siavosh

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#1 posted 10-24-2014 04:41 AM

Very nice, a sweet plane.

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#2 posted 10-24-2014 02:59 PM

Nice, gotta make one of these. Good idea on the iron…

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#3 posted 10-24-2014 04:46 PM

Very cool!

One day to design and build—very impressive. I spent couple of weeks (well, hour or two per day) to build similar plane.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 04:40 AM

very nice!

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 02:45 PM

Isn’t the saw blade too narrow to be used as a plane blade?

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TechTeacher04

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 10:42 PM

What do you mean narrow? If you mean thick, not in my experience. It seems to cut quite well. The blade is actually thicker that a similar moulding plane I have. It will not produce a shaving as thin as my Lie Nielsen shoulder plane, but the adjustment is also substantially different too.

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#7 posted 10-27-2014 11:18 AM



What do you mean narrow? If you mean thick, not in my experience. It seems to cut quite well. The blade is actually thicker that a similar moulding plane I have. It will not produce a shaving as thin as my Lie Nielsen shoulder plane, but the adjustment is also substantially different too.

- TechTeacher04


Ok, sorry, I now understand you ment table saw blade and not a hand saw as I understood ;-)

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 03:57 AM

Nicely made tool and I bet a intresting project for your students .
I the use of a saw blade for making the blade and will give that a try .

Klaus

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 03:37 PM

Update:

Make sure that the plane iron is longer than the wedge, adjustment for the current blade is horrible. I will make a new blade and try it out again. I will post the low angle shoulder plane I made soon.

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