Episode #53: Tuning a Rabbet Plane

Woodworkers love hand planes. But in a period shop, the bench planes that are so coveted and extolled today were actually among the minority when it came to the tool inventory. The joinery planes and molding planes vastly outnumbered the bench planes. Today, amateur woodworkers are once again beginning to realize the usefulness of the joinery and molding planes in the small home shop. So the next few episodes are going to be a series on tuning up and using the joinery and molding planes. To kick off the series, I’m starting with the simplest of all the joinery planes, the unfenced rabbet plane.



11 thoughts on “Episode #53: Tuning a Rabbet Plane

  1. Bob,

    Thank You for this very enjoyable video. I have a few wooden planes that need a little TLC so this video helps a lot.

    Thanks again !


  2. Bob,
    2X on all the above comments. Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom, much appreciated and very helpful.

  3. Bob, my experience with woodies has been that tiny details matter. So the level of detail you provide is excellent. Now excuse me while I head to my shop to use your techniques to tune a 1″ skew plane I picked up some months ago.

  4. Thanks for the video, and I am looking forward to much more about the joinery and ,moulding planes. They are fascinating.

    Funny detail, overhere in The Netherlands, the straight rebate planes are much more common and skewed ones very rare. Across the see in England the situation is reversed.

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