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Brass side rabbet planes restore
New life to old tools.

Once in a while we stumble upon a tool that calls us.
Yes that call us, even it’s not our name written on it.
Most of the time I don’t buy a tool I already have, at least never one that are the same model, but once in a while we see something we have and don’t need, we know we will use on rare occasions, but that have this special message that calls your name, this special feel to it, this hidden message of having been used and even made with hands that cared, yes I will even sometimes say I can see it was made or / and used with love.
These planes talked to me like that.

The post in from the; Brass side rabbet planes restore blog:

1. Side rabbet planes got a new life.
2. How they looked before the restore.
3. Making new irons.
4. Turning knobs (made of wood – smiles).
5. Deep stop are created.
6. Shaping the plane body, to sex it up a wee bit.

Hope this can inspire to bring life to old tools,

Best thoughts,


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

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 05:13 PM

Much sexier now Mads. Nice work
Barely woodwork ….... but ….. you qualify. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

A very handy wee planeand with two histories now :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 08:54 PM

Mads, I love the restoration you have done. I can see that you need a milling machine in your shop for all the metal work you do. I wished you lived closer and you could use my mill.
That is a great looking old “new” plane!!!!!

Nice going, my friend!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 02:13 AM

Great work Mads

-- I never finish anyth

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 10:16 PM

Excellent Restoration and Improvements!!
You should add “Celebrated Toolmaker and Rejuvenator” to your Illustrious Titles my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 08:01 PM

Oh Mads, You continue to inspire us. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 09:30 PM

Hi guys,
Once again thanks for the kind words.
Wish you all a wonderful ChristmaDs.
Paul, yes I agree, but I think it was close enough and that it was too sweet to put on a metal site. ;-)
Jamie, yes the histories add up as the years go.
Jim, yes it would have been really cool, I have plenty of ideas that could use a mill.
Philip, ;-)
Mike, love that new title, thanks. (Had never heard that word before).
Ken, and so to you.
Best thoughts,

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

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