DIY Chisel Rabbet Plane

DIY Chisel Rabbet Plane

Wooden planes are on the expensive side, but easy enough to build. I made this one to fit my chisels, and with clearance for router-plane work. The body was two pieces of maple, and the wedge is scrap oak. Eventually I'll add a handle and knob.

The idea is to drop the blade and square inside a recess or groove. I plan to install some hinges and other hardware with it - a bit more exercise and less dust alternative to power tools. Should also refine table-saw slots in plywood.

Now I have to sharpen some chisels.

Dollar Store C-Clamp, 25mm

I've seen many chisel sharpening methods, but this one looked interesting. If you have a very tiny clamp, you can try sticking half the Lansky vice on your chisel. I took these edges to 2000 - which is a bit ridiculous. This particular chisel has never bitten me, so we're still friends.

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