LumberJocks

Coachmakers Rabbet Plane

  • Advertise with us
Project by Div posted 05-09-2010 09:02 PM 4896 views 34 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Coachmakers Rabbet Plane
Coachmakers Rabbet Plane No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

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."





43 comments so far

View D1st's profile

D1st

290 posts in 1885 days


#1 posted 05-09-2010 09:18 PM

Where can I get the plans?

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1960 days


#2 posted 05-09-2010 09:22 PM

waauw thats a beautyfull plane
looks awesome in purpple

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

View pommy's profile

pommy

1697 posts in 2536 days


#3 posted 05-09-2010 09:37 PM

that looks beautifull my friend

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

View Div's profile

Div

1653 posts in 1785 days


#4 posted 05-09-2010 09:37 PM

Hey D1st, the plans are in my head! Suppose I can do a bit of a write up if you want. Notottoman, you should try making some wooden planes. Once you get the hang of them they work a treat.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

View Lupo's profile

Lupo

206 posts in 1867 days


#5 posted 05-09-2010 10:01 PM

Great Job. That looks great!

View norwood's profile

norwood

303 posts in 1915 days


#6 posted 05-09-2010 10:47 PM

that is awesome and a great use of those spade bits you loose the tip on and just don’t have the heart to throw away

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

View AaronK's profile

AaronK

1405 posts in 2309 days


#7 posted 05-09-2010 10:54 PM

looks like a purple dinosaur! so how DID you cut the mortise?

View jm82435's profile

jm82435

1281 posts in 2587 days


#8 posted 05-09-2010 10:57 PM

Great looking plane – I would call it Barney…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2619 days


#9 posted 05-09-2010 11:52 PM

That is almost to pretty to use. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Rick's profile

Rick

8111 posts in 1878 days


#10 posted 05-10-2010 12:02 AM

Beautiful Piece Of Work Div! Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

View SPalm's profile (online now)

SPalm

5063 posts in 2727 days


#11 posted 05-10-2010 01:03 AM

Very nice. I am impressed. I will second that it reminded me of a dinosaur.
I have never heard of using a spade bit before. Good idea.

How do you cut that mortise?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Stevinmarin's profile

Stevinmarin

838 posts in 1920 days


#12 posted 05-10-2010 01:18 AM

Awesome work. Yes yes! Do tell about the mortise!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

View Sef's profile

Sef

114 posts in 2496 days


#13 posted 05-10-2010 02:26 AM

jm82435 beat me to it. As soon as I saw the pic – “I love you. You love me…......”. That really is a gorgeous plane.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

View TheQueTip's profile

TheQueTip

82 posts in 2075 days


#14 posted 05-10-2010 03:05 AM

Nice work Div. I would be interested in reviewing any plans if you publish.

Nothing beats a homemade tool that works as good or better than a purchased tool. Good work. Thanks for your post.

-- TheQueTip, Round Rock Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23057 posts in 2206 days


#15 posted 05-10-2010 04:20 AM

Hey Div,
Sweet job..well done.

showing 1 through 15 of 43 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com