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Project by Brian Gulotta posted 11-10-2016 11:13 PM 685 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in need of a rebate plane for a project I am currently working on. So I made one using Paul Sellers video as a reference. I still have finish to apply, but it cuts some awesome rabbets. Made from hard maple with a red oak fence.





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 11-10-2016 11:22 PM

why is the whole side open?
I understand its a rebate plane so the bottom should not get covered, but it seems like it is missing support to keep it from opening and closing

-- Jeff NJ

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NormG

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 12:33 AM

Great job, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Underdog

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 02:24 AM



why is the whole side open?
I understand its a rebate plane so the bottom should not get covered, but it seems like it is missing support to keep it from opening and closing

- woodchuckerNJ


I would guess that edge goes against the fence?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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Andre

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 02:58 AM

I keep forgetting about those shop made rabbet planes, Looks real good and a lot cheaper than anything from L.V.
That Chisel looks interesting?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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murch

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 11:19 AM

Nice job. Made one myself a few months ago via the same video. The 10 degree cut on the wedge to keep everything tight is very effective. Nothing like self made tools.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Brian Gulotta

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#6 posted 11-12-2016 01:54 AM

Thanks guys!!! I finished the decorative chamfers and just have the finish to apply now. I definitely need to practice chamfers more before I attempt them on the bench plane set I am planning to make. I had a bit of a hard time figuring out exactly how to hold the chisel for the cross grain chamfer cuts. I agree murch, I haven’t seen any slippage of the iron at all and it cuts some beautiful rabbets in the poplar and red oak I have tested it on so far.

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Purplelady

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#7 posted 11-13-2016 01:28 PM

Looks great! I just watched that Paul Sellers video 2 days ago. That guy is amazing. You’ll have that a long time and sure beats spending tons of money!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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Brian Gulotta

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#8 posted 11-13-2016 10:50 PM

Thanks Marsha. Paul Sellers does make everything look so easy.

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