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While working in the shop making rabbet planes, I decided to snap a few pictures to show how I create some of the details. I use a series of custom-made layout tools to establish my layout lines for the double-conical escapement. I carve it mostly with a short bent gouge, but also use a bench chisel.

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Here is what the escapement looks like, fully shaped. At this point, I still need to clean up the bed.

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Some of the birch has some incredibly complex figure that poses a real challenge to plane without causing tearout. For this side of this rabbet plane, I need to ensure my blade is razor sharp and set for the absolute finest shaving with the tightest mouth to successfully work it.

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This is what the plane looks like, spare of fancy details. I think that it looks pretty good, but it would be uncomfortable to use because of all the sharp corners.

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My next step is to detail the plane, which includes rounding over the top two corners and adding bevels to increase comfort.

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Here’s what the rabbet plane body looks like detailed.  Notice the profile drawn on the wedge, ready to be cut.

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After cutting the wedge to shape, I apply a the finish and we write an e-mail to the buyer letting them know that their order is ready to be shipped!

Soon, I’ll be starting work on our brand new #10 (5/8″), then #4 (1/4″) hollow and round moulding planes.