Last year I acquired this rabbet plane from a computer client. I finally got around to honing the iron and tuning the setup. I ended up eyeballing the iron angle in a Veritas Mk II and came close enough that the new edge would work for this plane. It took a while to get the skew angle eyeballed and locked down. I put an ever-so-slight beveled on the corners.
Wood plane are still a bit of mystery (black art!) to me. It took a lot of fiddling and guess work to figure out how to make the iron adjustable and still keep the wedge in.
Two sets of shavings here, one from oak and the other from pine. On the latter, you can see both thick and thin curls.
The sound. The feel. I had to stop myself from planing into eternity. The pine edge was as smooth as new born baby’s butt. I could get used to this.
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA