Using an edge trimming plane to cut rabbets

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Forum topic by nakmuay posted 01-06-2017 06:14 PM 344 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2017 06:14 PM

I was looking at the Veritas iron edge trimming plane and I was wondering if anybody had tried to use it to cut rabbets, and the side of rabbets?
The ability to add different thickness and angled fences give me a bunch of ideas on how I could use this as a “make do” until I buy the right tool got the job. My main ideas is that I could cut a maximum 1inch rabbet, but by then adding different thicknesses of spacer to the fence I could check the depth of cut. It also looks like I could trim the edge of dados and rabbets like a side rabbet plane.
Anybody have and ideas if this would work

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:57 PM

How much of a difference in cost between the ‘right tool’ and a ‘make do tool’? Sometimes the cost is not just dollars and cents.

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