Handmade Rebate Plane

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Project by jjw5858 posted 10-28-2011 01:24 AM 2668 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I was fortunate enough this past Sunday at our Auction to get an old-school rebate plane…10 dollars German made. I have yet to really get more experience with different handplanes and so I thought for ten bucks at worst I had a template to see if I might ever be able to tackle a go at one myself someday, I just love all of these old handtools…and there designs….I know….I am one of those kinda woodworkers….haaaaa. Just a Galloot in training….lol

Got it home and the blade was not too bad at all….and I actually got some shavings with a little tinkering and learning how to hold and work it. So…..of course being this is Halloween season…..I became Dr. Frankenstien….possesed by looking and studying this old treasure….so…....I just had to try attempting it…Bwahh ha ha haaaaaa…..

Of course I figured my results may be just as successful as the story of Dr Frankenstein…..and I would create something kind of hideous that was only worthy of chucking into the scrapwood section of my laboratory…lol
and then the townsfolk would sentence me to the Guillotine…....hey…it’s a rough neigborhood around here!

But I just tried to learn as I went and here is what I came up with.

All handmade..saws, files, brace bit ….etc. The angled mortice was an adventure….with no more than a decent spirited try….but…it’s ALLLLLLIVE!!!!! It works fairly well…a little adjusting and some small file work on the throat still yet to come.

The materials were Maple with a Poplar wedge, the blade from the original plane, and two screws.

Hope someone enjoys this. I am very happy and surprised at my results. Thanks to all of the great projects that you guys send and have a great Halloween!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 04:02 AM

This is really sharp!! No pun intended. There is nothing like the feel of a hand made tool in your hand. I love it.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 02:08 PM

I think you have created a beauty, and if this was your first plane you should be really proud.
So well done.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 02:26 PM

I just think making hand tools is the best way to learn the skills of the trade. Your rebate plane is really nice. If I may ask, where did you get the plane iron for it?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 05:16 PM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 08:28 PM

Nice looking plane

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