Tuesday, 8 April 2008

sweet rebates!

First off - let me apologize for not posting anything for a few weeks. I have been pretty busy in the shop - working on some very cool planes and some “other work”. I will be posting about it in the next few weeks.

I have recently completed a set of 4 rebate planes - 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" widths. The sides and sole are 01 tool steel and the infill is Rosewood. It has been a while since I have made a set of these - and I have to say it was a lot of fun.

They are a matching set in that all the Rosewood came from the same piece - but I tried to maximize some of the figure by using it where it will be most visible. The 1-1/4" rebate is a good example with that wonderful swirl at the front.

Most of the wedges have either some burl or curl in them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...



That's some beautiful figure! Nicely done.

Have you ever considered incorporating some type of nickers for cross grain work? Have you ever considered making a dado plane (or a set)? If so, would you consider sending them to Massachusetts?


8 April 2008 at 18:23  
Anonymous Eric said...

Awesome! How do you do that! Absolutely stunning work.

8 April 2008 at 19:11  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Dan.

Funny thing about “English” infill rebates - they never had nickers. There is a very fine line between infill shoulders and infill rebates - the only distinctions being the obvious shape differences and bed angles. Shoulders are usually in the 20 degree range and often with finer mouths while rebates have higher bed angles. From what I have gathered - those are the only differences between the two types. No wonder rebates are often called shoulder rebates!

All that being said - it might be fun to put a nicker on one... great, another variation to add to the list:)

best wishes,

9 April 2008 at 07:26  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Eric - glad you like them.


9 April 2008 at 07:27  
Blogger stephen said...

The picture at the top of the new rebates post is amazing. you are very handy with a camera sir.

Stephen K.

9 April 2008 at 19:27  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Stephen. I suppose my years working with photographers has rubbed of a bit:)


9 April 2008 at 19:58  
Blogger Konrad said...

hmmm... it appears I can't type though. That would be “rubbed off a bit”

9 April 2008 at 20:00  
Blogger jyatulis said...

Hi Konrad,

Very nice set! The figure in the wood is beautiful. I love the large pictures, it lets you get right into the detail. If you are cutting the infills from the same stock piece, either for book matched or not, how long do you leave them sit before encorporating them into the plane? Are you checking them with that nice new moisture meter?

cheers, Jay

9 April 2008 at 22:00  

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