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    garnettmcmillan
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    Greetings!
    I recently Completed the poor man’s rebate plane. The shavings look great, but I get a step effect on the rebate walls. As this progresses the fence is no longer registered against the work piece. What am I doing wrong????

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    #133119
    raze599
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    When I made it a while ago I had the same issue. Its likely to be that your chisel isn’t 100% perpendicular to the “sole” of the plane thus creating a stepped effect once you make deeper cuts.

    #133120
    garnettmcmillan
    Participant

    Thanks for your insights! I wonder why it forms a step, though. Why wouldn’t the rebate just have an angled floor without the stepped wall?

    Something happens between the first and second (and subsequent) strokes that push the plane away from the rebate wall.

    #133121
    Craig
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    garnett…,
    The blade must be set just proud of the plane surface…about the thickness of a business card or so.
    If it’s set flush with the plane side you’ll get exactly the effect you’re seeing.
    Paul covers this in Episode 4 of the Assembly Table project at 18:00 minutes.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by Craig.
    #133143
    garnettmcmillan
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    Thanks! I see that’s my problem. Paul appears to have covered the problem in a blog post:
    https://paulsellers.com/2015/09/my-50-plane-moves-over-in-steps-help/

    I refit the plane with a different iron, which, as you suggest, is a bit proud of the plane face. It works perfectly!

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