Another Way to Make a Rabbet!

Over on Woodnet Hand Tools Forum, Lapacho has shown his version of the rabbet plane. This is of great interest to me, I have made a lot of rabbet planes. While I am now convinced that rabbets are important enough to think that having a pair of matched skew planes is a better way to go, the basic straight rabbet is a very important tool, and it is often a trouble maker.

The problem with rabbets is that they don’t have side support.  This increases the flex in the structure.   Lapacho has come up with a variation that I suspect entirely bypasses that issue.


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