- 13 December 2015 at 7:03 pm #133117
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????
You must be logged in to access attached files.13 December 2015 at 7:26 pm #133119raze599Participant
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.13 December 2015 at 7:46 pm #133120
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.14 December 2015 at 1:18 am #133121CraigParticipant
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.
14 December 2015 at 7:43 pm #133143
- This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by Craig.
Thanks! I see that’s my problem. Paul appears to have covered the problem in a blog post:
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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