|Project by Div||posted 05-09-2010 09:02 PM||4488 views||34 times favorited||43 comments|
This little rebate plane is shaped in Purple heart to a very traditional pattern I found in an old woodworking magazine. I made the blade from a 3/4” spade bit and this seems to hold an edge quite well. Because the plane is just under 3/4” wide, it can be made from almost any hardwood offcut in the shop. It’s about 8” long. The trickiest part is to cut the mortice for the tang of the blade. Very satisfying to make and a joy to use.
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."