In this video Bill Anderson shows what to look for when purchasing an antique rabbet plane (wooden and metal). He also shows how to tune and use rabbet planes to cut both normal and cross grain rabbets (“rebates” in the U.K).
This detailed tutorial is part of my DVD “Choosing, Refurbishing, & Using Joinery Handplanes with Bill Anderson” (buy the DVD here).
In addition to choosing, tuning, & using rabbet planes, the DVD shows how to refurbish & sharpen these rabbet planes:
For beginners: “Joinery planes” are hand planes that are used to make wood joints. Rabbet planes are specific joinery planes that cut “rabbets”: one of the most used and most fundamental joints for furniture making.
If you find this 25 minute tutorial to be helpful, then you’ll love learning how to choose, refurbish, sharpen, and use most types of joinery planes (e.g. various rabbet planes, plow planes, dado planes, router planes, moving fillister planes, combination planes, shoulder planes, etc.) on the full DVD.