How to make wide groove (around 1/2 ") with hant tool ?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by alex posted 979 days ago 739 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View alex's profile


17 posts in 1238 days

979 days ago

Hi all,

i’ve made a drawer bottom plane and now i’m looking to make some groove around 0.5”;

what kind do i have to use ?



5 replies so far

View Lifesaver2000's profile


512 posts in 1739 days

#1 posted 979 days ago

Alex, if I understand your question correctly, then you would probably want to use a router plane. Here is a link to a video for cutting a sliding dovetail, but the procedure would be almost identical. Start watching at about 8 minutes:

Sorry if I misunderstood your question and led you astray.

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3404 posts in 2587 days

#2 posted 979 days ago

1/2” dado plane, or cut sides with a stair saw and clean up with a router plane.


View alex's profile


17 posts in 1238 days

#3 posted 979 days ago

many many thanks for you two !!

it’s exactly what i want to do !

thanks you for your quick answer



View andrewr79's profile


33 posts in 979 days

#4 posted 979 days ago

Wouldn’t a plough plane be better?. The router plane is great for cleaning up grooves but isn’t the best choice for making them.


-- Visit my blog @ to see what I've been up to

View paratrooper34's profile


760 posts in 1578 days

#5 posted 976 days ago

Indeed, plough plane or Stanley 45 would be a better choice. The router plane is not for hogging out lots of material. You could use a saw like referenced above, but use a chisel to remove most of the waste then go to the router plane.

-- Mike

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase