Shop-made grooving planes

comments (5) October 12th, 2010 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

MKenney Matthew Kenney, special projects editor
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These planes fill a specific need that I had: to cut the grooves for the bottoms of the small drawers and trays I find myself making far too often. You can read more about them here and in an upcoming issue of Fine Woodworking.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Matt Kenney

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Comments (5)

MKenney MKenney writes: tomwoodworker,

You might be the first person to buy them! Cool. The irons aren't actually short. LN made them to the exact dimensions of the irons I made for my planes, so as long as you make the same planes you'll be fine.

Good luck with the building. Matt
Posted: 8:43 am on April 6th

tomwoodworker tomwoodworker writes: Hi Matt, I called Lie Nielsen to ask if they have any 1/8" irons for ssale as I'd like to make a drawer bottom plane. They said they do as the Honorable Matt Kinney will be writing up a project for an upcoming issue. Great and I bought the pair (that's how they're being sold).

Can you advise if it will be the next upcoming issue?

I wonder why they made the irons so short in length?

Thank you and best regards,

Tom Colligan
Peoria, IL
Posted: 10:54 pm on February 9th

Rich67 Rich67 writes: Has anyone out there made a 'bull nose' plane?


Posted: 10:42 am on October 26th

Rich67 Rich67 writes: Hi there, They look great. I'm thinking of making something similar for a need of mine too.. Cheers
Posted: 9:58 am on October 26th

pitbully pitbully writes: Very nice Matt.
Posted: 2:30 pm on October 12th

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