Lee Valley Moving Fillister Rabbet Plane

A little while ago, I was visiting the Ottawa Lee Valley store and  had in mind to get the plane.  Unfortunately, I only got to use it last night for a little ride on a few test piece first before  cutting anything on a piece that is for use.

I got the normal first setup of the blade, watched the online video on how to sharpen the blade, which is a little different as it is angled to fit the profile.  I then got familiar with the control for the depth of the blade and the depth stop.  It then saw a piece of wood that I could tackle a small rabbet.

My  first observation was on the hands placement to keep the plane tracking.  I did some reading on how to control, but did not realize the little subtle behaviour that the plane could have until you put it  to the test.  I think I will need a little more practice with some test piece before I really get a go at it.  Granted that my first planned cut on a good piece of wood will be very shallow for Dovetail cutting (little trick to transfer), I will have a few test cut.

 

LeeValley Moving Fillister Rabbet Plane

LeeValley Moving Fillister Rabbet Plane

 

LeeValley Moving Fillister Rabbet Plane

LeeValley Moving Fillister Rabbet Plane