Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuning a Rabbet Plane

All planes eventually go out of flat, both wood and metal.

Metal planes take a long time to distort and also take a long time to fix. Wooden planes go out of flat seasonally and are a one-minute fix.

In this post we will address tuning a wooden rabbet plane.


How do you know when a plane's sole is no longer adequately flat?

The first sign of a plane's sole no longer being flat will proceed in this manner: You set the plane to take a predictable shaving, but it does not. You then blame yourself and your inadequacies, only to set the plane to take a slightly more aggressive shaving. Then the plane only removes wood from the first and last 1/2 inch while still underperforming your expectations. You continue with this process, constantly setting it more aggressively and still being unimpressed with the not performing plane...

Eventually, you again set the plane to take a slightly more aggressive pass and your plane is taking a heavy, aggressive, and uncontrollable shaving throughout.

At this point you know that your expectations were originally correct and your plane's sole needs to be addressed.

How do you address the sole? Do not fear, wooden planes are easy:



Now throw some wax onto the sole and get back to work!

(Anybody that has a boxed rabbet plane shall spin the plane around and start working back to front once taking shavings in front of the mouth, otherwise you will be working against short grain and will chip out the mouth.)

Note: I will be posting instructions to win an 'X-out' plane in the coming day(s)/week(s). I go out of my way to keep the winner as being a current blog reader and 'in-house.' If you've made it this far into the text then I'll encourage you to keep reading my upcoming blogs, knowing that any publicity you give this future contest will ultimately reduce your chances of winning and my desire to pay my readers with these contests.  I am, intentionally, not striving to increase my social media exposure. So, let us keep this quiet, or I will cancel the upcoming contest.


6 comments:

  1. Matt- I tried playing the video but only got a message saying "This video is unavailable." A fix might be called for. Thanks. (and what the heck is a google account? :) )

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    1. I was headed to bed but I'll check into this immediately. The video appears to be playing in Safari, but not Chrome and likely others. Sorry, Mitch. Come back.

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    2. You can watch it now. I thank you for letting me know. (and I have no idea what a 'google account' is.)

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    3. Thanks, Matt. I use the Opera browser.

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    5. KARNA RASA HATI YANG GEMBIRA BERKAT BANTUAN AKI SOLEH
      MAKANYA SENGAJA NAMA BELIAU SAYA CANTUNKAN DI INTERNET !!!

      assalamualaikum wr, wb, saya IBU PUSPITA WATI saya Mengucapkan banyak2
      Terima kasih kepada: AKI SOLEH
      atas nomor togelnya yang kemarin AKI berikan "4D"
      alhamdulillah ternyata itu benar2 tembus AKI
      dan berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH saya bisa melunasi semua hutan2…
      orang tua saya yang ada di BANK BRI dan bukan hanya itu AKI alhamdulillah,
      sekarang saya sudah bisa bermodal sedikit untuk mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya sehari2.
      Itu semua berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih banyak ya, AKI
      yang ingin merubah nasib
      seperti saya...?
      SILAHKAN GABUNG SAMA AKI SOLEH No; { 082-313-336-747 }

      Sebelum Gabung Sama AKI Baca Duluh Kata2 Yang Dibawah Ini
      Apakah anda termasuk dalam kategori di bawah ini...!!
      1: Di kejar2 tagihan hutang..
      2: Selaluh kalah dalam bermain togel
      3: Barang berharga sudah
      terjual buat judi togel..
      4: Sudah kemana2 tapi tidak
      menghasilkan, solusi yang tepat..!
      5: Sudah banyak dukun ditempati minta angka ritual blom dapat juga,
      satu jalan menyelesaikan masalah anda..
      Dijamin anda akan berhasil
      silahkan buktikan sendiri
      Atau Chat/Tlpn di WhatsApp (WA)
      No WA Aki : 082313336747

      TERIMA KASIH YANG PUNYA
      ROOM ATAS TUMPANGANYA SALAM KOMPAK SELALU

      "KLIK DISINI BOCORAN TOGEL SGP HK SDY DAN DLL"

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