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    Ulmia double rabbet plane

    Here are some screen grabs of a Ulmia double rabbet plane that is for sale. I haven't seen this one before, but I find the unadorned basics of the design very appealing.
    Anyone familiar with them?
    (I'm happy to enjoy the pictures, I don't intend buying it.)

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    Mark

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    If it was at a yard sale for a buck or two it might get my interest for the blades. Otherwise my money would be kept in my pocket.

    There are lots of rabbet planes in the wild, most of them more useful and possibly for less money than this one.

    It is helpful to have a fence on a rabbet plane.

    jtk
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    I agree with Jim. There’s a reason it looks unused and new plus kinda silly
    Aj

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    What has already been said ^^^^^^^
    Plus it won't even fit in most of the applications where one's first instinct would be to grab a side rabbet plane.

    smt

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    Interesting observations. I wonder if this type is popular with German woodworkers.

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    Probably about as popular as a hand plane from harbor freight.
    I lived in Germany for a couple short times in my life and built Hutches for rabbits with my grandfather. They have plenty of crappy tools just like we have.
    Aj

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