|Project by Richard B||posted 03-22-2012 01:44 AM||2657 views||7 times favorited||2 comments|
These planes are adapted from the plow/grooving planes featured in a FWW article last year. I need to cut some grooves for drawer bottoms in the project I am working on (pair of shaker side tables), and am trying not to use my router or table saw to make the tables.
I made them a bit thicker than was recommended, but this ended up being comfortable and easier (since I also dimension my stock by hand).
These were made out of some scrap 4/4 white oak I had. The middle is a thin board of Brazilian cherry planed to the thickness of the chisel.
These were surprisingly easy to make, and they work beautifully. I have already used them on another project (a box I made) & they performed well. Best of all, no sawdust and no noise while I use them.
I will definitely be making more wooden planes in the future.
-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama