Re: Drawer grooving plane
Response To:
Drawer grooving plane ()

David Weaver
Hi, Wiley - 55 degrees on the bed (it has to go both ways and I don't like it to rip up the top of the cut too badly going against the grain. I guess it could be a better plane with a nicker, but I haven't found it necessary.

Yes on the gap - it's a good combination of enough room to put the groove in the bottom tail and to give the bottom of the drawer support and room for wear (however it will be installed).

The iron is relieved on both sides and just slightly wider than the runner so that it will cut cleanly and not bind. More sensible than a router table or a good TS setup? Probably not. But it does allow doing things by hand with less awkwardness and a cleaner groove than most plow planes.

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