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    cembalo8
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    I watched the video on making a rebate plane with great interest, and I have an old 1/2 inch chisel to dedicate to making my own. I was wondering if one could adapt this project to making a simple plow plane — my thought is to make a rebate plane using a 1/4″ chisel, and then adding a face to the right hand side of the plane to which a second bottom fence could be attached, giving one the ability to center the 1/4 “plane” blade on a 3/4″ board. I will probably get a Veritas small plow plane eventually (it is saved to my Amazon “Wish List” — but I thought this might be an interesting adaptation of Paul’s rebate plane project.
    Any thoughts from others?

    #143086
    cembalo8
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    As I reread this, I realized that the primary problem with this idea is getting the blade to cut deeper into the wood on each pass. Haven’t figured that out yet.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by cembalo8.
    #143092
    entitydigital
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    I think you would need to add a skate that was narrower than the blade, but also deep enough to allow you to achieve acceptable depth in the cut.

    #310231
    anssi
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    I made this grooving plane modification of Paul’s rebate plane about two years ago of spruce. I’ve made two toolboxes with it, all grooves for panels and drawer bottoms. Makes 1/4″ wide and 1/4″ deep groove.

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    Nick Puiia
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    I made a grooving plane for cutting drawer grooves. It is made along the lines as Paul’s rebate plane. I purchased a 6mm convex shaped iron from LV and re-ground it.

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    bow
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    probably making a plow plane is not that difficult: where i live old craftmen made their plow plane using a high carbon steel self hardened and tempered, beech wood and a pair of fat threaded rod. Probably i could post a picture

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