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单线刨子 (fillister) and 裁口刨子 (rabbet)

Chris Scholz
Ok, here are four more videos on plane making.

First a moving fillister plane 单线刨子 (dan xian boa zhi)
Part 1: (I believe I posted this before a while ago)
If I undersood that correctly then the wood that 辛老師 (Master Xin) uses for this plane is huali mu (花梨木 "flowering pear wood", some type of "rosewood").

Cutting the plane body and fitting the iron

Part 2: Fitting the fence, fitting the wedge, cosmetic and ergonomic fine-tuning, test cuts. Towards the end of the video (around 25 min) he shows his plow plane, a dovetail plane (27 min) and a molding plane (28 min)

URLs in case the embedded video does not work for you:

Second the (skew) rabbet plane 裁口刨子 (cai kou bao zhi). It appears as if the 裁口刨子 is used to clean up the work from the 单线刨子 (fillister plane). Not sure if that plane has a similar usages as our shoulder plane, I hears some folks in Europe expressing strong opinions that you don't need to clean up a shoulder if you cut it right the first time.
Part 1: Layout and cutting/shaping the mouth opening and fitting the blade. He just eyeballs the skew angle.

Part 2: Shaping the blade on the grinder, fitting the wedge, fine tuning, ergonomic and cosmetic improvements, a bit more tuning. He says he is very pleased with how this plane turned out and that they are a bit challenging to make. He also goes on for a considerable amount of time that a woodworker who can't make his own tools should not be called a woodworker. Even store bought tools need to be adjusted and find tuned, so why not make the whole thing yourself?

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