What is a bullnose plane?
The shoulder plane (also bullnose plane) is a plane tool with a blade flush with the edges of the plane, allowing trimming right up to the edge of a workpiece. Like a rebate plane, the shoulder plane’s blade extends, therefore cuts, to the full width of the tool.
Why is it called a rabbet plane?
The rebate plane (British English) or rabbet plane (American English) is a hand plane designed for cutting rebates/rabbets in wood. It’s a simple tool used in many Western countries with hundreds of years of history. It was in use in England at least as early as the 11th century.
What is a fillister plane?
The Sash-Fillister Plane is a special purpose rebating plane with a movable fence that is used to cut the glazing rabbet on the backside of a window sash mullion. Each plane includes a main cutter and a fore-mounted nicker which allows the plane to be used across the grain without tear out.
What is the difference between a shoulder plane and a rabbet plane?
The distinction between a shoulder and a rabbet plane is a bit blurry. Like a shoulder plane, a rabbet plane is set up to cut edge-to-edge. The difference is that a rabbet plane is designed specifically to cut rabbets – often having a fence, depth stop, and scoring nickers for making cuts across the grain.
What is a dovetail plane?
The various components of a dovetail plane consist of: A bevel down plane with a blade that is skewed at 15° across the body. The sole of the plane is at the same angle as the dovetail. There is a fence to determine the depth of the dovetail, and there is a depth stop to determine the width of the dovetail.
How long is a rabbet plane?
about ten inches long
Rabbet Planes. Typically, they are about ten inches long, with cutting irons of an inch and a half in width.
When would you use a Plough plane?
The plough plane is used to create grooves parallel to an edge, this is useful in creating projects such as window sashes, frames for door construction, tongue and groove floorboards etc. Grooves are used in drawer construction as well as a wide variety of other frame and panel construction projects.
What is a sash plane?
The Sash-Fillister Plane is a special purpose rebating plane with a movable fence that is used to cut the glazing rabbet on the backside of a window sash mullion. Each plane comes with a tag indicating its maker, years of production and where it was made.
What is the function of a bullnose plane?
The chief function of the bullnose plane we are discussing here is rebate refinement rather than rebate development. That is it chiefly work an existing rebate to in some way enlarge it or refine it two surfaces.
How do I remove the arrises on a bullnose plane?
I am adding a section on non-adjustables because they have their place if that’s what you have or can afford. The bullnose plane is one of the best planes for removing the arrises. Straddle the plane as shown and let the fingers and thumb equidistant the plane to centralise it on the corners.
Why are bullnose planes so hard to shave?
Because bullnose planes are so compact and direct and indeed powerful, this physical dynamic is quite common. To prevent this and reduce the strength resistance of the shaving it is best to reduce the set to much less depth.
Why use a bullnose razor?
The bullnose removes a lot of material when set deeply and this can be handy. Inevitably heavy cuts with any plane causes inline grain fracture in the shaving that’s cause by the extra force needed. To give a better picture imaging dominoes lined up on a floor and pressed against an immoveable object like a wall.