If you have never seen a skew rabbet plane in action, you have missed a treat. Here is a picture of my #289 in action on a dado. More of that NC walnut that I am using for a corner cupboard. This task was to make an open dado for the back piece. I started with a saw kerf, opened it up with a 1/8" cutter in my Stanley #45 and then used the #289 to clear out the waste. What fun!!! This plane cuts walnut like butter. The skew curls just dance off the board. It is hard to imagine having this much fun where no likker is involved!