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I have recently inherited some old wooden hand planes that were my grandfather's, including a 3/4" skewed rabbet plane. I've downloaded an old FWW article on restoring old wooden planes so I'm feeling well-equipped to tackle the job, but I wanted to address something that isn't covered in that article. The rabbet plane has a slight warp to it thanks to years sitting on a window sill as a decorative item. It is probably about 1/8" to 3/16" out of true.
Here's my question: Do you think that steaming and then clamping between a couple pieces of hard maple would true it up? Other suggestions? I want to get rid of this warp before I start work on the sole.