Making a poor man's rebate plane

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Forum topic by WorksWoodSlowly posted 02-20-2018 01:06 AM 530 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2018 01:06 AM

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I’m working on Paul Seller’s poor man’s rebate plane project. And as I started to do the layout as shown in his video, I realized that my chisel seems to be too short, or the wood I’m using is too wide. I started with a piece that’s 4” x 1 1/2” , but the bed will be about 5” long and the back of my chisel is only about 4” before the handle bulges out and would prevent the chisel from lying flat in the bed.

Does everyone else just have longer chisels? If anyone else has made one of these, what size wood did you use for the body? I’m thinking of cutting the board down to make a 2 1/2” body.

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#1 posted 02-20-2018 05:29 PM

In his video some of the planes are made with narrower pieces of wood. I’d cut it down to the widest piece that would fit the chisel you have. You could also carve, saw, or chop a piece out to fit the bulge. Depends on the shape you want for the plane.

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