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Forum topic by Grasshopper000 posted 12-13-2017 08:46 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Grasshopper000

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12-13-2017 08:46 PM

At the risk of sounding really dumb, I have to ask for some help. I’ve been out of the hobby a bit (moved and no space to work) but recently I finally got my garage/shop finished (worth the 2-year wait, 23’ x 23’) and I’m about to start building some storage cabinets (if they come out ok I may even build new ones for the kitchen), and I use (or did a couple years ago) mostly non-electric hand tools like plow planes. Can plow planes be used to cut grooves (or with a 46, dados) in plywood? The boxes I’ll make out of ply so i was wondering if a plow like the Veritas or a Record 43 or Stanley 46 might work or if a router is my only/best option. Would prefer the plow if possible. Thanks for your patience.


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#1 posted 12-13-2017 09:02 PM

The glue and alternating grain of plywood would be pretty hard on plow planes.

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#2 posted 12-13-2017 09:04 PM

Yeah I thought so. Thanks Manitario.

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#3 posted 12-13-2017 09:08 PM

Cleaning up a groove (power router, dado) in plywood – yes.
Making the groove – total PITA.

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#4 posted 12-13-2017 09:10 PM

LOL, thanks Col, maybe I’ll just use pocket screws and try to mostly avoid grooves.

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