Hand Tools Archive
Have you tried Ulmia's double iron rabbet plane? They're dear if bought new, but I found one a couple of years ago for $25, and I always thought that there wouldn't be much to gain with one, but they are a treat.
Curious if you have, because I mentioned this on the UK forum and several people piped up that they love them. the same gains that are there with bench planes are there with the rabbet plane in terms of the penultimate and ultimate shavings, and while the whole plane itself is a bit of a pain to assemble and disassemble, the cap allows it to work far further into the wear cycle.