least 1-16 inch from the sides and bottom. The barrel channel is seldom or never a straight groove—most barrels being tapered or having some special formation. Perhaps one reason I have never used the rabbet plane is because so many stock blanks are twisted or warped out of shape in the drying so that the chtnnel is seldom cut parallel with the sides, but is centered on a line which likely as not runs at a slight angle with the piece. Use a rabbet plane to hasten the job if you want to—but leave plenty of wood to be finished out with the chisels as described in Chapter 10. These planes are made

No. I Straight No t Straight Nal Straight r

Mx4 Straight

(No.10 Siraiqht -

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