Side Rebate/Rabbet Plane Pair with a Dovetail Fence
Note: Out of stock. Please place your order and we will post your plane once made. Will be available by approximately the end of January 2021.
These gidgee Side Rebate Planes are 225mm long x 22 mm wide x 65mm high.
They weigh 0.6Kg each (1.2kg for the pair) and have a 1/8" thick x 7/8" wide Tool steelblade Rc 62-64
They have a 50 degrees blade angle for planing. The sole is a concave 1/2" radius, 90 degree segment on the left or right hand side of plane. Boxed in brass to minimise wear. The dovetail fences are 19mm wide x 90mm long and can be adjusted up and down from 0 to 7/8 of an Inch. They are fitted with a wooden shoe to match the wood used in the plane. And the dovetail angle is set on this piece of wood.
Fitted with the dovetail fence, the side rebate plane can be used for converting a dado to a tapered sliding dovetail joint. The Dovetail Fence will fit to either the Left or Right hand Plane.
This pair comes with one dovetail fence that will fit both the left and right plane.
NOTE: We recommend purchasing this plane with at least one dovetail fence for best results. The dovetail fences are specifically fitted to each plane, which means we must fit the fences prior to shipping. If you only purchase the plane and wish to buy a fence later on, you may have to send your plane back (at your own cost) or fit the fence to your plane yourself. For this reason it is best to purchase the fence up front. If you would like a custom fence angle, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Woodworking has a lot of joy, but none better than setting up and first using a new plane from the Gordon shop. I just received my set of side rebate planes with a dovetail fence attachment. As always, the planes were beautifully finished - that gidgee is some fabulous wood, with the feel of ebony, and the brass sole is perfectly fitted as is the dovetail fence. The skew angle of the blade made it look like it would be hard to set up, but it was not. Within fifteen seconds of trying, I had the cutter set to take a paper thin, see-through chip from a piece of Douglas Fir. Putting on the dovetail fence, I quickly made one-half of a sliding dovetail mortice. Pure pleasure in working these tools across the wood. My only problem now is to think up projects that require side trimmed grooves and sliding dovetails!