Tools #2: Wood rabbet plane

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Blog entry by Dan Wolfgang posted 11-21-2016 01:42 AM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About nine months ago my dad gave me one of my great-grandfather’s planes, a wooden rabbet plane. When he gave it to me I sharpened the blade as best I could and gave it a try, but set it aside because I didn’t have a specific use for it.

Over the last few nights I worked at cleaning it up a bit. The most notable problem was that it was very, very dirty, covered in coal dust. Just touching it to pick it up would cover my hands in black. I scrubbed it down with a few grades of steel wool. I was also able to do a better job sharpening the blade this time because I now have the right tools.

Made by the Sandusky Tool Company.

This is the back side of the plane. Hammered?

Looks much better and my hands don’t get dirty from picking it up. I hope to make use of it in the future.

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