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We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

comments (858) April 7th, 2011 in blogs

MKenney Matthew Kenney, senior editor
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Were profiling how to make a matched set of grooving planes in issue 219, and to make things a bit more interesting, were giving away a set to the reader who comes up with the most creative caption!
This outtake from a recent photo shoot just begs to be captioned with a funny one-liner. Take a shot and you might end up with a matched set of handplanes made by Matt himself.
Were profiling how to make a matched set of grooving planes in issue 219, and to make things a bit more interesting, were giving away a set to the reader who comes up with the most creative caption! - CLICK TO ENLARGE

We're profiling how to make a matched set of grooving planes in issue 219, and to make things a bit more interesting, we're giving away a set to the reader who comes up with the most creative caption!


UPDATE with the winning caption: Wow! I can't believe how many people took a crack at winning the planes. I'm very impressed, but I guess I'll make this brief and just announce the winner. That's what everyone wants to know anyway. And the winner is: JL Young, who was the seventh person to post a caption. Here's the winning caption: "Look deeep into my eyes........Subscribe...to...Fine... Woodworking." Thanks to everyone for participating. We'll have to try something like this again then next time I make a tool. (I did just make a vacuum press. Anyone interested? Kidding, of course!)

Ever since I first blogged about my grooving planes, I've gotten a lot of requests to explain how I made them. In fact, some folks even emailed me on a regular basis to ask when I would get that done (Hello Al!). After my fellow editors saw the planes, they thought it would be a good idea to share them with our readers, so I wrote a short article explaining how to make them. It appears in the issue of Fine Woodworking that is just about to land in mailboxes and newstands. Look for it in the Handwork section of the magazine.

For the article, I ended up making another pair of the planes. Of course, I don't need two pairs, so I thought it would be fun to give them away to one of you. Interested? If so, just write a funny caption for the picture below. That goofy fellow is me and I don't mind some good natured ribbing. We'll pick a winner on April 29th and I'll post the winner's name and caption here. Good luck and have fun.

One more thing: If you want to make a pair for yourself, you can buy the blades from Lie-Nielsen. I made mine from a pair of molding plane blanks, but had to do all the grinding and heat treating myself. The new ones from Lie-Nielsen save you that bit of dirty work.


Caption Copy, Anyone?
Post your creative caption for this outtake from our recent article on shopmade grooving planes in the comments section at the bottom of this blog post.


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Comments (858)

jimithing jimithing writes: oh wow... yea that winning caption was terrible... from a business/marketing major I can tell you with knowledge of this type of thing... and wow.... can we really blame social media for the collapse in journalistic integrity? ..... or are we just all jumping on the bandwagon straight to mad libbing the new york times...
Posted: 12:53 am on January 31st

jimithing jimithing writes: Something along the lines of "Now lets shape your Groove thing" .... or "shaping your groove thing" ... to make a play on shake your groove thing... obviously. or just plain old "Shape Your Groove Thing" yep, thats the one. simple, yet effective... and not too cheesy! I guess they are teaching me SOMETHING in my second year majoring in marketing and business at UofM!
Posted: 12:48 am on January 31st

johnsobenj johnsobenj writes: Does this grooving plane go with my apron?
Posted: 7:22 am on May 27th

johnsobenj johnsobenj writes: Do you think this grooving plane makes me look fat?
Posted: 7:21 am on May 27th

MRooker MRooker writes: I think I just put a groove in my finger
Posted: 11:39 am on May 13th

don_tw don_tw writes: "Groovinn.... on a Sunday afternoon..."
Posted: 8:34 am on May 10th

netartsdave netartsdave writes: "Best of all, you too can make a set, just like these, in a few easy steps. I'll show you how!"
Posted: 11:57 pm on May 8th

rcj rcj writes: After carefully removing the nail from my left thumb, I place the severed nail against the wedge of the plane. Then, I am ready to plane a perfect thumbnail profile on the edge of this workpiece.
Posted: 3:46 pm on May 7th

uncledrafty uncledrafty writes: What you want a Piece of me.
Posted: 10:08 am on May 7th

wood_butcher_3 wood_butcher_3 writes: What do you mean they have power tools that can do this?
Posted: 4:53 pm on May 6th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: No disrespect to the winner, but the winning comment didn't have anything to do with the photo shown. I'm disappointed that more creativity wasn't involved in the evaluation.
Posted: 5:26 pm on May 3rd

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: Matt looks up with disbelief and wonder as he is notified of his invitation to the Royal Wedding!
Posted: 6:43 am on April 29th

jimfallonct jimfallonct writes: Yes there is a right and a left way to use these planes!
Posted: 3:40 pm on April 28th

PhilSCH PhilSCH writes: Wow, Matt, 840+ submissions!
Seems to me like a great response!

As an editor, you may appreciate
my edited version:


Our editor, Matt, from Connecticut,
Did not look down on the grooves that-he-cut,
His planes were handmade,
And with them he displayed,
His version of Fine Woodworking etiquette!


Posted: 3:03 pm on April 28th

woodhouse94 woodhouse94 writes: "Am i doing it right?"
Posted: 7:20 pm on April 27th

PhilSCH PhilSCH writes: There once was a man from Connecticut,
Who did not look down at the grooves that-he-cut,
The planes were handmade,
And with them he displayed,
An example of Fine Woodworking etiquette.

Posted: 9:52 pm on April 26th

Crappieman Crappieman writes: Sometime there isn't a Christian word to describe how you feel, especially just after cutting a groove across your fingernail.


Posted: 9:34 pm on April 26th

elkhunter elkhunter writes: ...and it's just that easy, OH #@$#!!!
Posted: 8:59 pm on April 26th

Wixom Wixom writes: What, I gotta make two more planes??!!?? And I gotta give them away??!!?? C'mon, man!!
Posted: 8:02 pm on April 26th

jpat jpat writes: Well let me tell you... I don't think there is anything more pleasing then to hear a plane you have made peal off little curls of wood, it's why i love hand tools ....
Posted: 4:52 pm on April 26th

bob4macc bob4macc writes: I never said anything going airplaneing, I said I was going to do some planeing
Posted: 4:27 pm on April 26th

jeffgrut jeffgrut writes: "The best way to demonstrate the smoothing plane was to use my scalp. So the best way to demonstrate the grooving plane must be to use my butt!"
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 26th

jeffgrut jeffgrut writes: In this 2011 update of "The Addams Family," Matthew Kenney portrays wacky Uncle Fester, shown here waiting for Thing to emerge from his box to lend a helping hand.
Posted: 3:21 pm on April 26th

Kernsy Kernsy writes: Just GROOVIN ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. COULD'NT GET AWAY TO SOON.

(YOUNG RASCALS)
Posted: 12:51 pm on April 26th

Flyfishing Flyfishing writes: Caption: "Feelin' Groovy?"
"Looking for fun and deep satisfaction? - Feelin Groovy"
Posted: 11:23 am on April 26th

wilscarlet wilscarlet writes: "With a pair of these handplanes you'll be feeling groovey in no time"
Posted: 11:09 am on April 26th

mike_emm mike_emm writes: "You want fries with that?
Posted: 10:36 am on April 26th

designer_jac designer_jac writes: These grooving planes are really versatile - AND I've saved a ton of money on haircuts since I made them!
Posted: 9:48 am on April 26th

RayBowers RayBowers writes: Take the bloody picture alr*click*eady
Posted: 9:11 am on April 26th

austinflyer austinflyer writes: What do you mean..."the hole's not for trimming cigars"?
Posted: 8:07 am on April 26th

MilesB82 MilesB82 writes: Oh! I didn't see you come in... you got a pretty mouth boy...
Posted: 7:39 am on April 26th

gbruce gbruce writes: I wish, I could remember what I was going to next. OH! I remember, no that wasn't it. OH well!
Posted: 7:35 am on April 26th

B.L. Zeebub B.L. Zeebub writes: La la la la la laaaaa, feelin' groovy... groovy...
Posted: 7:28 am on April 26th

bill117 bill117 writes: Second place wins a foot powered pole lathe.
Posted: 7:24 am on April 26th

TexasTed TexasTed writes: Hey Matt, what's wrong, I've been doing this for hours and there still isn't any groove.
Posted: 6:54 am on April 26th

barry1941 barry1941 writes: Make my day!!!
Posted: 4:58 am on April 26th

Sarge_T Sarge_T writes: Planing art in a groovy plane of thought.
Posted: 8:54 pm on April 25th

Meno11 Meno11 writes: I don't split hairs when it comes to making a quality hand made plane.
Posted: 7:40 pm on April 25th

abcabc abcabc writes: Yes, it is a "grooving" plane!
Posted: 7:14 pm on April 25th

stikk stikk writes: Hi my name is Matt Kenny I'm not only the Groove club president I'm also a client!
Posted: 6:46 pm on April 25th

hihiri hihiri writes: 'Ow! I think that I just planed a groove through my right thumb!'
Posted: 3:40 pm on April 25th

pericles49 pericles49 writes: Moby shows off his humidor.
Posted: 2:12 pm on April 25th

chad_140 chad_140 writes: Yes, Charlie Brown is my relative.
Posted: 12:31 pm on April 25th

rimo rimo writes: CHEESE!!!!
Posted: 11:46 am on April 25th

rimo rimo writes: Hurry up and take the picture! I really have to pee!
Posted: 11:42 am on April 25th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Experience the passion, enjoyment and accuracy of using hand tools.
Posted: 9:44 am on April 25th

dan11 dan11 writes: step 1, always remember to move your fingers away from the area to be planed. (don't ask how i know about that)
Posted: 2:27 am on April 25th

Urbankraft Urbankraft writes: Yes that's right!! This is how I get my groove on.
Posted: 10:33 pm on April 24th

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: Whoops! This groove is too narrow, let me change channels.
Posted: 3:13 pm on April 24th

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: I'm afraid they don't come in pink extra long versions. Something made you think they did?
Posted: 3:11 pm on April 24th

gpsguy gpsguy writes: I believe I've discovered a new twist to a plane rut!
Posted: 9:14 am on April 24th

bluesoverlord bluesoverlord writes: Yes, this is an apron, but I'm not cooking.....and these shavings are not onions and I'm not crying!....but I do need a band-aid....hurry!
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 23rd

abcabc abcabc writes: You think I am doing What?
Posted: 4:59 pm on April 23rd

kaschmid3 kaschmid3 writes: get in the groove, with just plane wood.
Posted: 1:16 pm on April 23rd

imbuia imbuia writes: A very smooth move to get in the groove!
Posted: 9:38 am on April 23rd

kfvbindy kfvbindy writes: "In the trenches with Matt!"
Posted: 6:56 am on April 23rd

kfvbindy kfvbindy writes: "Trench Warfare"
Posted: 6:55 am on April 23rd

kfvbindy kfvbindy writes: "Just Plane Groovy!"
Posted: 6:55 am on April 23rd

kfvbindy kfvbindy writes: "Bottoms Up!"
Posted: 6:53 am on April 23rd

woodrome woodrome writes: Groovin' to a fine line!
Posted: 11:43 pm on April 22nd

fuzzychum fuzzychum writes: Does this apron make me look fat?
Posted: 8:08 pm on April 22nd

bigdjb bigdjb writes: Look at me I can groove without looking!!!
Posted: 5:17 pm on April 22nd

Handtool37 Handtool37 writes: I really must concentrate and get back in the groove!
Posted: 1:55 pm on April 22nd

peliadio peliadio writes: whoops!
Posted: 11:40 am on April 22nd

claymcvay claymcvay writes: What do you mean I have to give these away? How about I give away my old ones instead!
Posted: 11:29 am on April 22nd

claymcvay claymcvay writes: What do you mean I have to give these away? How about I give away my old ones instead!
Posted: 11:29 am on April 22nd

claymcvay claymcvay writes: ... and if you call within the next 15 minutes I'll throw in another plane for free!
Posted: 11:23 am on April 22nd

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: Life is just plane groovy!
Posted: 10:50 am on April 22nd

Rhysling Rhysling writes: How Matthew got his groove back...
Posted: 9:41 am on April 22nd

OEisenhauer OEisenhauer writes: Doing things by hand is the "green" way to go, with the cost of electricity these work great and are energy efficient.
Posted: 6:03 am on April 22nd

mlow mlow writes: ...choosing stains?...I thought you said we were covering grooving planes. These are handmade!!
Posted: 11:41 pm on April 21st

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: Outtake? Whaddya mean outtake. This is a great picture of me. Why does every picture of me end up on the cutting room floor? Asa, Michael, Chris...they all get closeups. Me? I'm just a hand model. Fine Gardening said they would give me a centerfold.
Posted: 8:20 pm on April 21st

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: Why yes my wardrobe reflects my passion for woodworking. The apron represents dark walnut and the blue and light brown shirt represents walnut's sapwood and the water it holds. Oh, I'm so sorry you were asking about the tools?
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 21st

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: You talkin' to me? You talkin' to ME? Well I'm the only one here.
Posted: 7:48 pm on April 21st

Jignesh111 Jignesh111 writes: Start off with a little, than a little bit more, than some more....dam too much!
Posted: 5:26 pm on April 21st

woodartistsan woodartistsan writes: Plane For the Perfect Grove...Easy to make

Plane For the Perfect Grove...Even You can Make it

Posted: 2:23 pm on April 21st

woodcraft1 woodcraft1 writes: This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed at home,and this little piggy Whoops.
Posted: 2:18 pm on April 21st

woodcraft1 woodcraft1 writes: Mummy, I just did a silly thing don't leave me.
Posted: 2:08 pm on April 21st

aldaul aldaul writes: Cuts so sweet I cut too deep
Posted: 7:44 am on April 21st

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: What did the groove plane say to the woodworker? Stuck in a rut?
Posted: 7:38 am on April 21st

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: Do I amuse you?
Posted: 7:37 am on April 21st

timberslick timberslick writes: Experience the hair-raising excitement of building your very own grooving planes.
Posted: 11:48 pm on April 20th

jlsuker jlsuker writes: If photographed at the right angle, no one will notice it didn't cut anything...
Posted: 11:28 pm on April 20th

Dank24 Dank24 writes: Hello woodworkers what ya knowing, did you come to see my shavin' pile growin'

Would you like to win some groovin' planes? Do do do do ...........Feeling Groovy.





Posted: 9:17 pm on April 20th

dowelman dowelman writes: [matt] Whadda you mean, "Cut" I have already cut the darn grooves. [man behind the camera] Well, I forgot to turn the camera on so just fake it so we can get this in the can. [matt] How about I put you in the can you %^# idiot.
Posted: 7:29 pm on April 20th

George9 George9 writes: Grooving,on a Sunday afternoon...
Posted: 12:25 pm on April 20th

mrbrink mrbrink writes: $%^**&^%#, GOD that HURTS
Posted: 11:15 am on April 20th

WiseGuy81 WiseGuy81 writes: Getting Groovy in the workshop: Aprons and flannel are finally back in style! Ok just kidding but only about the apron and flannel. Our Matt Kenney show you how to get a good groove going on your projects without the danger and dust or power tools.
Posted: 9:45 am on April 20th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: It's not doing anything...Oh no, I forgot to build the battery compartment.
Posted: 7:52 am on April 20th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: For this photo shoot, can I get my usual fee plus a free haircut?
Posted: 7:42 am on April 20th

allister allister writes: What! You want me to give these planes away!
Posted: 1:51 am on April 20th

jerzypuc jerzypuc writes: ... and after just 15 hours of hard work we have groove. Next one will be faster... (if I will remember where the planes are)
Posted: 11:30 pm on April 19th

shortshed shortshed writes: Well yes, it does work.
Posted: 8:43 pm on April 19th

jtcustomcarpentry jtcustomcarpentry writes: Yes I am single, why do you ask?
Posted: 7:47 pm on April 19th

storri storri writes: Freud Stacked Slotting Set - $100

Triton 2 1/4 HP router - $230

Oneida 1.5 HP Mini Gorilla - $980

Jessem Rout-R-Plate Table - $400

Grooving planes that I can use while the rest of my house sleeps - Priceless.
Posted: 1:10 pm on April 19th

Frosty861 Frosty861 writes: Why? Because it is Sunday afternoon.
Posted: 1:05 pm on April 19th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: In an effort to reach a broader audience, Matt Kenney was selected to succeed Billy Mays as a direct response advertising salesperson.
Posted: 9:19 am on April 19th

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: And that folks is why you try to ignore the camera. It seems that I just sheared off the tip of my finger. It's here somewhere, have you seen it?
Posted: 7:39 am on April 19th

NoBreyner NoBreyner writes: See what I did there? It's that plane easy! Right Mr. bigglesworth?
Posted: 7:36 am on April 19th

Dave Worsencroft Dave Worsencroft writes: There was a man from Camden
Who made boxes with a saw.
His joy was not at the machine end
So he built a box "au natural".
Posted: 7:13 am on April 19th

P42 P42 writes: Goofy lookin',but plane groovy!
Posted: 11:48 pm on April 18th

DocAl DocAl writes: Just like an air traffic controller . . . you can even do this in your sleep!
Posted: 9:56 pm on April 18th

shawn62 shawn62 writes: "What do you mean i should add more dust to make it look like im a real woodworker?!!!"
Posted: 9:11 pm on April 18th

coolredmudball coolredmudball writes: How Matthew Kenney got his groove back!
Posted: 8:36 pm on April 18th

cgooding cgooding writes: Wait....what was I talking about???
Posted: 8:35 pm on April 18th

mikrock mikrock writes: ...does all that and more!And if you call right now I'll throw in a set of shopmade ginsu knives ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Posted: 8:18 pm on April 18th

mikrock mikrock writes:
Posted: 8:16 pm on April 18th

drlav drlav writes: Hey Daddy-o, It's just groovy working in the joint were I work wood in the groove listening to the sounds of my hand planes cutting wood.
Posted: 8:10 pm on April 18th

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: You'll find that these planes make such a sweet, sweet groove, they are worthy of exhibit in the Louvre.
Posted: 7:31 pm on April 18th

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: "It puts a groove in the wood. It does whatever it's told. Now it places the planes in the basket. Put the planes in the basket!"
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 18th

claymcvay claymcvay writes: ... and now I demonstrate how I get my groove on.
Posted: 5:47 pm on April 18th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: But Wait! There's MORE!!
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 18th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: But Wait! There's MORE!!
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 18th

Zabo2 Zabo2 writes: But Wait! There's MORE!!
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 18th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: See in back? They ship-lap too!
Posted: 4:36 pm on April 18th

rtunas rtunas writes: See Bob I told you these grooves were easy. You want a set? Make em yourself.
Posted: 3:01 pm on April 18th

rtunas rtunas writes: See Bob I told you these grooves were easy to make. You want a set? Make em yourself!
Posted: 2:59 pm on April 18th

DIYinSTL DIYinSTL writes: I can't look ... how bad am I bleeding?
Posted: 2:29 pm on April 18th

aberry01 aberry01 writes: Groovy Baby!
Posted: 11:57 am on April 18th

studur studur writes: Your instructions on planing are so clear that I don't even have to look at my board while working on it. Thank you Fine Woodworking !
Posted: 10:52 am on April 18th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: Put that camera down and hand me the router!
Posted: 10:13 am on April 18th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: Can I keep the planes and give away this flannel shirt instead?
Posted: 10:11 am on April 18th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: My barber even uses these planes!
Posted: 10:09 am on April 18th

BlueEnamel BlueEnamel writes: Now let me get this straight. There's a way to do this with electricity? You're kidding, right?
Posted: 8:27 am on April 18th

Lassiter Lassiter writes: Look at the wood, not the camera, otherwise you trim you thumbnail like I just did! OOOOWWW!
Posted: 8:04 am on April 18th

derblaine derblaine writes: Yes these will make Tab A and Slot B, but remeber it is Tab A into Slot A and Tab B into Slot B.
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 17th

derblaine derblaine writes: Yes these will make Tab A and Slot B, but remeber it is Tab A into Slot A and Tab B into Slot B.
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 17th

derblaine derblaine writes: Yes these will make Tab A and Slot B, but remeber it is Tab A into Slot A and Tab B into Slot B.
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 17th

MUCHBETTER MUCHBETTER writes: It's an optimystical, practicabeautiful, experience !!
Posted: 8:22 pm on April 17th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: Forged, heat treated, ground

Matt Kenney’s planes were we found,

Respected, desired
Posted: 8:13 pm on April 17th

doogle67 doogle67 writes: It slices, it dices! Ooo, I feel just like Julia Childs! La, la laaaa!
Posted: 5:50 pm on April 17th

jldevries jldevries writes: If this was a tablesaw could i do this?
Posted: 3:59 pm on April 17th

Cowsine Cowsine writes: Yes!?! I AM in the groove!
Now, could you please get me out of it!
Posted: 5:38 am on April 17th

Sovereign Sovereign writes: I never knew "plane" could be so much fun!
Posted: 10:25 pm on April 16th

Eric_StPhillips Eric_StPhillips writes: Did I say DADO? I meant Groove..Groove I never could keep those straight.
Posted: 7:09 pm on April 16th

joanitis joanitis writes: You never have enough tools (planes)
Posted: 6:50 pm on April 16th

shunda shunda writes: Tsk! Groovy? That's your take?
Posted: 2:31 pm on April 16th

WoodCrafter WoodCrafter writes: Groov'n planes hipper than my plaid shirt!
Posted: 11:53 am on April 16th

jberrymd jberrymd writes: A fingernail-trimming shooting board seemed like a good idea!
Posted: 9:47 am on April 16th

mkarafa mkarafa writes: Groove time!
Posted: 7:17 am on April 16th

MyChipCarving MyChipCarving writes: Groovy planes, but not as groovy as my farmer's tan!
Posted: 6:50 am on April 16th

tlofurniture tlofurniture writes: "...and this is how you lacerate your fingers!"
Posted: 11:21 pm on April 15th

tlofurniture tlofurniture writes:

"tlofurniture, you won the planes!"

-Matthew Kenney, Senior Editor
Posted: 11:17 pm on April 15th

tlofurniture tlofurniture writes: The world first blind woodworker
Posted: 10:46 pm on April 15th

tlofurniture tlofurniture writes: Thought bubble: (I like kitties)
Posted: 10:44 pm on April 15th

tlofurniture tlofurniture writes: "I'll just make this little groove right here. That'll be our little sectet."

-Bob Ross on his new show, "The Joy of Grooving", and a brave new spokesman for male pattern baldness.
Posted: 10:37 pm on April 15th

kunzdare kunzdare writes: I love a good plane that can make curly ribons, it makes me want to sing... Curly Q-I Love You!
Posted: 7:54 pm on April 15th

elmot elmot writes: Would you believe I can't find my router.
Posted: 7:13 pm on April 15th

RampantH RampantH writes: For the last time, Yes! I used to be a surgeon.
Posted: 6:54 pm on April 15th

fatboy03 fatboy03 writes: Oh my, I think I just took the tip off my right index finger!
Posted: 6:13 pm on April 15th

fatboy03 fatboy03 writes: Oh my, I think I just took the tip off my right index finger!
Posted: 6:13 pm on April 15th

JeanCouture JeanCouture writes: As you can see hand planing is very easy and requires little effort.
Posted: 4:32 pm on April 15th

waternwood waternwood writes: FW - taking the plain out of planing.
Posted: 4:24 pm on April 15th

tomsb tomsb writes: “Wait, wait, just one more take, please don't call in that CS guy, I know I can do it.”
April 29th, perfect day for a birthday (present).
Posted: 4:22 pm on April 15th

PortageLakesFern PortageLakesFern writes: No dust, no noise, and a place to put that extra finger.
Posted: 4:09 pm on April 15th

PaulCW3 PaulCW3 writes: "Groovy .... on any afternoon"

Woodworking without dust, halalulia.
Posted: 3:25 pm on April 15th

pemobley pemobley writes: Next, we'll use a pair of shop-made shoulder planes to straighten up these uneven shoulders of mine.
Posted: 3:08 pm on April 15th

Littlegrasshopper Littlegrasshopper writes: Uh Oh! I think I just gooved my thumb. I have to stop looking at the camera.
Posted: 3:03 pm on April 15th

DocAl DocAl writes: "What? Me worry?

Posted: 1:48 pm on April 15th

gwilsonsr gwilsonsr writes: Where do I plug this thing in?
Posted: 1:47 pm on April 15th

doyleoliver doyleoliver writes: Do WHAT! You want me to GIVE these away!
Posted: 12:25 pm on April 15th

TomCollins TomCollins writes: Planes to the left of me,
Small box project to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the groove with you.

Posted: 12:09 pm on April 15th

cstaples cstaples writes: Man, I'm in the groove!
Posted: 11:35 am on April 15th

satyadev satyadev writes: I'm not changing it. It's my favorite shirt!
Posted: 10:13 am on April 15th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: Cleared for Landing!
Posted: 8:40 am on April 15th

bearman2 bearman2 writes: Cleared for Landing!
Posted: 8:39 am on April 15th

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: We cropped this shot in close so you can't see the table saw dado setup that I used to make this box...but really, these grooving planes work really well too.
Posted: 9:27 pm on April 14th

cmbj cmbj writes: I bet my hair these would be hard to make.
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 14th

billwebb billwebb writes: Now I have to learn to sharpen the blades using my right hand also.
Posted: 8:32 pm on April 14th

Jesse_A_D Jesse_A_D writes: Today on Julia Child's Kitchen we will be preparing........
Posted: 8:18 pm on April 14th

jtk458 jtk458 writes: You want me to give them my what?!!

These aren't called grooving planes? Why didn't anyone tell me that before now?


Posted: 8:04 pm on April 14th

toolsRus toolsRus writes: Of course the reason I made two of these handy tools is so I can keep the left-handed hand plane for myself!
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 14th

sirnero sirnero writes: I am totally green. no noise except the song of the plane as it sings to me
Posted: 7:36 pm on April 14th

BigJimAK BigJimAK writes: There's the groove for the drawer bottom. Now if I can just learn to cut dovetails, I'll have a drawer!
Posted: 7:36 pm on April 14th

MatthewE MatthewE writes: "Easy smeasy....DOH!!!!!...thats going to leave a mark!"
Posted: 5:34 pm on April 14th

DocAl DocAl writes: Yo Matt . . . . if I knew you were making an extra pair for me . . . I wouldn't have kept bugging you for the directions!
I laughed when I read your post, "Hello, Al"!
Posted: 5:20 pm on April 14th

DocAl DocAl writes: Dang . . . If only I could remember where I put those dado blades. :(
Posted: 5:18 pm on April 14th

mgkrick mgkrick writes: This freakin thing is sharp, I just lost 3 fingers and a thumb!
Posted: 4:39 pm on April 14th

tmdonoesq tmdonoesq writes: Sometimes ya gotta respect the wood and shape it, not torture it!
Posted: 4:36 pm on April 14th

gcwjsw gcwjsw writes: I should've had Norm do this!!!!
Posted: 3:49 pm on April 14th

AndyRey AndyRey writes: "Now we'll try it with the blade installed."
Posted: 3:38 pm on April 14th

MKenney MKenney writes: What? Only 675 entries? Doesn't anybody want these things? Just kidding of course. Great job every body. Of course, I had no idea that groovy could be worked into so many different statements. And oh, thanks to everyone for pointing out all of my shortcomings (farmer's tan, baldness, ugly plaid shirt, etc.). Remind me not to invite you folks over on a regular basis!
Posted: 3:37 pm on April 14th

walrus17 walrus17 writes: Next I'll show how to personalize your plane with an inlay of human skin! All made possible with matching grooving planes.
Posted: 3:21 pm on April 14th

walrus17 walrus17 writes:
Posted: 3:18 pm on April 14th

walrus17 walrus17 writes: Well it is a HAND plane afterall!!
Posted: 3:17 pm on April 14th

rland rland writes: If I would have made these for a 1/4" groove I could have kept them!
Posted: 12:11 pm on April 14th

noknow noknow writes: Groovy is as groovy does.
Posted: 11:39 am on April 14th

osagecanusee osagecanusee writes: Feelin' groovy is just sooo faaarrrrr out!!!!
Posted: 11:26 am on April 14th

phillipmilks phillipmilks writes: And I do what next ?
Posted: 10:46 am on April 14th

richard_boyd richard_boyd writes: And now I will show you the newest thing in cosmetology - grooved nails.
Posted: 10:28 am on April 14th

tmetcalf tmetcalf writes: Was that my finger?
Posted: 10:08 am on April 14th

JGlover JGlover writes: No, this is a grooving plane. I use the smoothing plane to comb my hair.
Posted: 9:57 am on April 14th

noknow noknow writes: GROOVY IS AS GROOVY DOES
Posted: 7:20 am on April 14th

noknow noknow writes: GROOVY IS AS GROOVY DOES
Posted: 7:18 am on April 14th

rubarb rubarb writes: That camera is soooooooo pretty.......
Posted: 6:59 am on April 14th

BlueEnamel BlueEnamel writes: What do you mean "the plane iron just hit the floor?"
Posted: 3:29 am on April 14th

Turnips Turnips writes: You're the GROOVY GROOVER if there ever was one!
Posted: 1:22 am on April 14th

texag texag writes: Planely, This is how I got my groove on.
Posted: 11:55 pm on April 13th

Danelo Danelo writes: You can make this plane for the price of a haircut!
Posted: 10:21 pm on April 13th

mcsplace mcsplace writes: "Just Plane Groovy"
Posted: 9:03 pm on April 13th

BoogieDaddy BoogieDaddy writes: "And remember, to always watch where you are cutting with hand tools. It will avoid damage to your work piece, and possible loss of fingers. Like the three on my left hand."
Posted: 8:30 pm on April 13th

jckitko jckitko writes: My wife thinks I'm working!
Posted: 8:15 pm on April 13th

willhays willhays writes: caption: In the wood (to groove)
Posted: 8:04 pm on April 13th

Henky Henky writes: This must be the fellow from "Planes,Trains and Automobiles
Posted: 8:01 pm on April 13th

icomba icomba writes: Get that camera out of my face can't u see I'm in a groove?
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 13th

mbbrogan mbbrogan writes: "And the plane just went through my thumb like butter" Is the camera still running?
Posted: 7:49 pm on April 13th

lazylarry lazylarry writes: Notice how I can present a neutral expression as I groove my thumb.
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 13th

jtk458 jtk458 writes: What do you mean the other pair is broken? I'm not giving them mine!
Posted: 6:59 pm on April 13th

jtk458 jtk458 writes: "Nothing gets you into the groove like a pair of handmade grooving planes", says senior editor Matthew Kenney.
Posted: 6:47 pm on April 13th

holds57 holds57 writes: I spent years trying to understand the Mona Lisa smile and now this?
Posted: 6:36 pm on April 13th

Robie Robie writes: What do you mean you lost all the pictures! You want me to make these again?
Posted: 6:35 pm on April 13th

Bradleyman Bradleyman writes: An easier way of getting your groove on :)
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 13th

robsterrocklobster robsterrocklobster writes: Nothing says "woodworking" like hairy arms and a good plane. On second thought, I should probably let the planes speak for themselves.
Posted: 5:51 pm on April 13th

Oregonsmith Oregonsmith writes: That is all there is to it. Questions?
Posted: 5:30 pm on April 13th

JohnnyC7 JohnnyC7 writes: So easy, even an editor can do it!
Posted: 5:24 pm on April 13th

Cmmwoodturner Cmmwoodturner writes: Yes.. I do have other short sleeve flannel shirts!
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 13th

gewing gewing writes: Just remember, These planes are wonderful for woodworking. Do NOT try to use them in metalworking.
Posted: 3:25 pm on April 13th

gcarot gcarot writes: feeling grovey
Posted: 2:16 pm on April 13th

Barontom Barontom writes: What do you mean "the groove goes on the other side?"
Posted: 1:37 pm on April 13th

gestn gestn writes: "Send this to the moron at table 4 who says our fettuccine is always too soft!"
Posted: 1:02 pm on April 13th

Blueartist Blueartist writes: Just "Groovin" On A Sunday afternoon
Posted: 12:39 pm on April 13th

dontknowturnin dontknowturnin writes: This is how I get my grove on!
Posted: 12:35 pm on April 13th

coach4ad1 coach4ad1 writes: Plane crazy about woodworking.
Posted: 12:10 pm on April 13th

Adze One Adze One writes: I had forgotten how tired I can quickly become by doing this!
Posted: 12:09 pm on April 13th

jwm50 jwm50 writes: Now I'll demonstrate how endagered groving plane shavings can be mistaken for the extinct dado turds.
Posted: 12:08 pm on April 13th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: The plane truth.
Posted: 12:05 pm on April 13th

ZeroG_Guy ZeroG_Guy writes: My parents went to Newtown and I'll I got was these groovin' planes.
Posted: 12:04 pm on April 13th

michaelmouse michaelmouse writes: Four grooves and seven saw-dusts ago our fine woodworking fathers planely brought us a groovy groover.
Posted: 11:55 am on April 13th

JIM_UTAH JIM_UTAH writes: It's a great feeling to use a shop-made tool that works as well as this one does.
Posted: 11:46 am on April 13th

LeRoy76 LeRoy76 writes: Customized Tools for a Personal Groove
Posted: 11:38 am on April 13th

GREENE4ME GREENE4ME writes: Seriously, you forgot to remove the lens cap?
Posted: 11:35 am on April 13th

Badlands Badlands writes: "Cruising in the Groove"
Posted: 11:12 am on April 13th

newbie303 newbie303 writes: Mom, you forgot your humidor again!! I have to remind her these are grooving planes and not cigar cutters.
Posted: 11:07 am on April 13th

saxosa121 saxosa121 writes: "Plane" and simple, Matt Kinney was elated by the prospect of the endless puns that his latest article was bound to inspire.
Posted: 10:49 am on April 13th

jkoehn jkoehn writes: Getting in the Grove is so hard in plaid!
Posted: 10:41 am on April 13th

thecount thecount writes: The best way to stay in the groove is to make one.
Posted: 10:38 am on April 13th

7papa7 7papa7 writes: It's plane to see you can get into the groove.
Posted: 10:15 am on April 13th

bevashevski bevashevski writes: Rats! If I would have watched what I was doing, instead of Movin' and a Groovin', I won't of cut up the top of my workbench!
Posted: 10:14 am on April 13th

srmorin srmorin writes: Custom M.Kenny Grooving Planes; now for sale at finewoodworkings online store. Order yours today.
Posted: 9:42 am on April 13th

HLTew HLTew writes: and that is the "plane truth".
Posted: 9:25 am on April 13th

patwreck patwreck writes: White men can groove too!
Posted: 8:56 am on April 13th

jdelmon jdelmon writes: I'm thinking I might ask out that new chick from Lie-Nielsen. If things go well I might be showing her my groove-face. "Groove... Groove... Groove!" You know what I'm talkin' about. "Groove!"
Posted: 8:10 am on April 13th

DanM DanM writes: . . . if you keep it nice and sharp, you can shave your head with it.
Posted: 7:18 am on April 13th

RWPete RWPete writes: When cutting a groove, always take stock of your fingers: 1, 2, 3, 4... Uh OH!
Posted: 7:10 am on April 13th

marcowyo marcowyo writes: Check me out as I get all groovy with my bad, plaid clad self!
Posted: 7:02 am on April 13th

swdstmkr73 swdstmkr73 writes: Another way I use these planes is for making snacks in the kitchen. I like to use them on celery to get a perfect groove down the center of the stalk. It makes it a lot easier to get the peanut butter to look uniform, and my guests just love it!
Posted: 7:02 am on April 13th

JSpiewak JSpiewak writes: So... I pushed it to the end... and then what do I do?
Posted: 6:25 am on April 13th

JMatta JMatta writes: It's amazing how easy it is to get the grooves. Now I'm using my new plane WITH the blade.
Posted: 5:28 am on April 13th

oldandgray oldandgray writes: Yes, I do have a farmers tan!
Posted: 4:51 am on April 13th

Dad'nDave Dad'nDave writes: This is a real groovy nail parer!
Posted: 3:49 am on April 13th

Sarge023 Sarge023 writes: Matt appears perplexed as the photographer snaps his picture and exclaims, "I'll call it MATT Gets His Grove On." "what don't ya get it?"
Posted: 3:24 am on April 13th

6string 6string writes: What do you mean "you changed your mind and now want a ROUND box"??
Posted: 2:46 am on April 13th

loveww loveww writes: Tounging the Groove!
Posted: 2:30 am on April 13th

tom012947 tom012947 writes: TRYING to be groovy!
Posted: 2:30 am on April 13th

perisher perisher writes: I thought you wanted a salami slicer!
Posted: 2:22 am on April 13th

shall shall writes: That's the last time I'll ever make a "Chinese finger puzzle" plane. Now if only I can remember how to extricate my thumbs from this thing...
Posted: 12:54 am on April 13th

Highsider Highsider writes: Okay....that hurt..
Posted: 12:31 am on April 13th

JanRwl JanRwl writes: At THIS rate, it will take all night to do this whole board!
Posted: 12:23 am on April 13th

DVos DVos writes: Matt Kenney was meditating while planing a drawer when he suddenly understood the meaning of life. Thousands now seek out Buddha Kenney to learn enlightenment through grooving planes.
Posted: 12:23 am on April 13th

GerryP GerryP writes: My wife wanted to know why I have 4 router tables, 17 routers and make all that noise, when I could have made a couple of these planes years ago and not kept her up all night finishing those last minute projects.
Posted: 12:21 am on April 13th

Madbroad Madbroad writes: Woodworking can be Groovy

Jay Broadwell
jay@madbroad.com
Posted: 12:12 am on April 13th

mctoons_nm mctoons_nm writes: OK Matt, now for the money shot! Can we get a shot of you using both of them at the same time? Uh, Matt ...
Posted: 12:03 am on April 13th

woodnick3 woodnick3 writes: grooving the easy way, without hearing protection.
Posted: 11:38 pm on April 12th

bill2229 bill2229 writes: Good Shave? I use a straight edge razor. This is for woodworking. Duh!
Posted: 11:15 pm on April 12th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Now power tool users everywhere can work guilt-free with the "Insta Kenney". Simply unpack this faux pro from his fine crafted storage box, prop him up next to your bench, and machine away!
Posted: 10:37 pm on April 12th

squidpuppy squidpuppy writes: Oops.... that was a finger.....
Posted: 10:19 pm on April 12th

jharrisbanc jharrisbanc writes: You really think I look like Moby???!!!!
Posted: 10:02 pm on April 12th

keeganm keeganm writes: In a dark, twisted world, senior editor, Matthew Kenney is dumbfounded when confronted in his workshop by…Al!
Posted: 9:51 pm on April 12th

dupont6480 dupont6480 writes: My first real chance on live TV; and I just pooped in my pants!
Posted: 9:49 pm on April 12th

TGrenga100 TGrenga100 writes: After weeks of sole searching, I've finally found my groove!
It was plane to see.
Posted: 9:31 pm on April 12th

don_tw don_tw writes: For all of you who've been grooving for these planes...
Posted: 9:19 pm on April 12th

Zoukerman Zoukerman writes: (In Dan Ackroyd's Julia Child voice . . )

"Right, so in order to have a smooth groove we have to have a very sharp plane, and give it good shove forward . . . . Oh, now I've done it, I've cut the dickens out of my finger . . . You know, I'm glad in a way this happened, we spend so much time in the shop but never discuss what to do when you nearly take your finger off . . . oooo . . . .as it happens, sawdust is quite good as a coagulant to help slow the bleeding . . . Why are you all s-s-spinning . . . . I'm remembering a time when I was a little boy and I had a dog named Amber . . . . I, I think I'm going to go to sleep now . . . ."
Posted: 9:19 pm on April 12th

arkin arkin writes: Why did I bet I would shave my head if these planes weren't great?
Posted: 9:17 pm on April 12th

ClarkWright ClarkWright writes:
I don't care if it was good for you...it was great for me.
Posted: 9:12 pm on April 12th

nznix nznix writes: Do you seriously want me to mail these to New Zealand?
Posted: 9:03 pm on April 12th

noqtr noqtr writes: Uhmmm? What was I saying?
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 12th

BeaverBoy BeaverBoy writes: You know you've done a good job sharpening when the end of yur finger comes off with almost no pain at all.
Posted: 8:55 pm on April 12th

AlNeff AlNeff writes: And now the latest in our spring fashion collection.
For woodworkers: Note the new deeper colours of our aprons and the coordinated plaid. Also the slightly shorter sleeves allowing more freedom of movement. A true fashion statement for the sophisticated artisan.
Posted: 8:52 pm on April 12th

maxism maxism writes: "Uh!" "Am i doin' this right?" "I need to finish this thing...I've gotta a PLANE to catch"
Posted: 8:40 pm on April 12th

boberan boberan writes: Give a man a groove plane he will thank you for a day. Teach him how to make groove plains and he will be out of your hair for a lifetime. (Bye Al!)
Posted: 8:23 pm on April 12th

pigmund pigmund writes: I'd give away these beautiful grooving planes and my right arm for a full head of hair!
Posted: 8:20 pm on April 12th

kirkent kirkent writes: Hi, I'm groovy groovin' Matt. If your into bald guys who wear plaid and an apron, call me.
Posted: 8:20 pm on April 12th

triumph72 triumph72 writes: This is plane silly! Enough takes already!
Posted: 8:20 pm on April 12th

hutsont hutsont writes: I came, I saw, I grove planed.
Posted: 8:18 pm on April 12th

TheChiseler TheChiseler writes: Now here's a plane that you can highjack !
Posted: 8:10 pm on April 12th

tsuttles tsuttles writes: Did anyone see the grooves on those twins!!
Posted: 8:10 pm on April 12th

chri7s chri7s writes: ♪♪ Shake your groove plane, shake your groove plane, yah, yah, show 'em how to build 'em now. ♪♪♪
Posted: 8:09 pm on April 12th

ggmex4wd5sp ggmex4wd5sp writes: Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy
Posted: 8:07 pm on April 12th

BryanSw BryanSw writes: Im smooth like macaroni.
Posted: 8:00 pm on April 12th

BryanSw BryanSw writes: Safety lesson #1: Always be sure to keep your eye on the cameraman.
Posted: 7:59 pm on April 12th

BryanSw BryanSw writes: Let me break it on down for you.
Posted: 7:58 pm on April 12th

intothelens intothelens writes: I...I don't believe...did you see that? The wood actually WINKED at me!!!

Posted: 7:56 pm on April 12th

BryanSw BryanSw writes: Oh hai, I can has hand planes?
Posted: 7:56 pm on April 12th

wiggledoc wiggledoc writes: The plane in Maine goes mostly with the grain.
Posted: 7:53 pm on April 12th

Zygon Zygon writes: If you write a clever caption, Matt will give you BOTH planes! Yes, you heard right! He'll even give you the one that works (after he got the design right.) Plane groovy, ain't it?
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 12th

Cjtread Cjtread writes: and....a 1/8 inch groove in your fingernail can be filled in with a few shavings and some titebond!
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 12th

NewToWood2 NewToWood2 writes: And you waited until NOW to tell me I could have done this with a power tool!?!
Posted: 7:30 pm on April 12th

awoodster awoodster writes: Da plane! Da plane

or -

Its just very plane and simple!
Posted: 7:30 pm on April 12th

CCondon CCondon writes: Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon... or any afternoon...
Posted: 7:28 pm on April 12th

Hyrum Hyrum writes: Pay no attention to that bald guy holding the plane - the groove is down here!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's super Matt!!!
Posted: 7:13 pm on April 12th

subskipper subskipper writes: Uh . . . remember what I said about not putting your bench dog directly in line with the groove?
Posted: 7:12 pm on April 12th

Zygon Zygon writes: This tool is just plane groovy!
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 12th

pawest pawest writes: I can't believe all you guys out there are watching me and no one could bring me a cup of coffee!

When I finish showing you these planes, I think I'll
extend my subscription to fine woodworking....


Does anyone know if Fine Woodworking has a plan for a wider bench than the one I'm using now ??


In the next issue I will show you an attachment to these planes for sharpening your pencils!
Posted: 7:00 pm on April 12th

eeblack eeblack writes: Groovin' High
Posted: 6:58 pm on April 12th

dweston2c dweston2c writes: Don't you need a grooving plane to make a grooving to maike a grooving plane???
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 12th

Futz1 Futz1 writes: Tell me the truth, does this plane make me look fat?
Posted: 6:30 pm on April 12th

radiosharpsville radiosharpsville writes: Dude! This is SO smooth!
Posted: 6:17 pm on April 12th

wkief wkief writes: Hey you WOODCHUCKS, QUIT chucking my WOOD!
Posted: 6:15 pm on April 12th

JohnR56 JohnR56 writes: Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.

Posted: 6:14 pm on April 12th

rodelco rodelco writes: Yes, apparently it does trim thumbnails also!
Posted: 6:13 pm on April 12th

JamesB0921 JamesB0921 writes: Once again we prove
another smooth move
to make or improve
any kind of groove.
Posted: 6:01 pm on April 12th

splinterjim splinterjim writes: See, much easier than selling cars.
Posted: 6:00 pm on April 12th

jacdu1 jacdu1 writes: Just getting my groove on.
Posted: 5:54 pm on April 12th

rodleealex rodleealex writes: Let's get groovy!
Posted: 5:49 pm on April 12th

triman triman writes: I simply will not complane about this pair
Posted: 5:48 pm on April 12th

Igknot Igknot writes: ...and there you have it...perfectly trimmed and grooved finger nails.
Posted: 5:47 pm on April 12th

KimH KimH writes: Would you buy a couple of used planes from this man?
Posted: 5:42 pm on April 12th

Andersjo Andersjo writes: It doesn't work by pulling it back?
Posted: 5:40 pm on April 12th

Riegs Riegs writes: Just groovin' along, mindin' my own business.
Posted: 5:36 pm on April 12th

Riegs Riegs writes: Once you finish making these planes, you can really get your groove on.
Posted: 5:32 pm on April 12th

Riegs Riegs writes: Caption: This is so groovy I can't talk right now.
Posted: 5:27 pm on April 12th

isitdav isitdav writes: I can't explain this plane!
Posted: 5:26 pm on April 12th

amangin amangin writes: Hand tool man wonders how picture making machine works.
Posted: 5:17 pm on April 12th

DrBob4390 DrBob4390 writes: You're kidding me! You mean everyone doesn't have a pair of these?
Posted: 5:11 pm on April 12th

rodleealex rodleealex writes: Planers do it with a groove.
Posted: 5:09 pm on April 12th

Holry7778 Holry7778 writes: Now without even looking you can easily make a groove in your board...or hand. Yeeeeouch!!!! Someone please get the first aid kit! Our next shop project will be the revered wood stretcher.
Posted: 5:00 pm on April 12th

Andersjo Andersjo writes: "Do or do not...there is no try" - Yoda
Posted: 4:51 pm on April 12th

mogulpaw mogulpaw writes: A plain planer
Posted: 4:48 pm on April 12th

stairmannola stairmannola writes: to groove or not to groove that is the question. well it would be a lot easier with my new groove plane.right....
Posted: 4:47 pm on April 12th

CaseyO CaseyO writes: MY FINGER POINTS!!!! I implore you to reconsider.
Posted: 4:45 pm on April 12th

tommyd100 tommyd100 writes: I'm not really a woodworker,I just play one on FWW.com.
Posted: 4:35 pm on April 12th

radtwo radtwo writes: Folks, I've just grooved my fingernails. Turn off the cameras! Yeeeeeoooowww!
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 12th

RWPete RWPete writes: These blades are so sharp that I shaved my head, then grooved a panel.
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 12th

RWPete RWPete writes: Always, ALWAYS keep fingers clear!
Posted: 4:29 pm on April 12th

Wood-Chuck Wood-Chuck writes: In the Groove!
Posted: 4:27 pm on April 12th

cjunker cjunker writes: Feelin groovy!
Posted: 4:21 pm on April 12th

jsand jsand writes: It also works great for trimming your fingernails.
Posted: 4:09 pm on April 12th

Gato9 Gato9 writes: I think that last slice went through my thumb!
Posted: 4:04 pm on April 12th

andrewr79 andrewr79 writes: Now add the sauce and stir through, making sure it throughly coats the...sorry, thought I was Nigella for a moment.
Posted: 3:56 pm on April 12th

tweeds tweeds writes: Um, wanna see how to make a really cool groove in your index finger?
Posted: 3:53 pm on April 12th

nufcman nufcman writes: Now do you believe me that cordless routers are quiet.
Posted: 3:46 pm on April 12th

signmaker signmaker writes: All right, that's it. If you break wind again you will have to leave my shop for good!!
Posted: 3:43 pm on April 12th

BlueEnamel BlueEnamel writes: What do you mean? There are other ways to make a groove?
Posted: 3:33 pm on April 12th

BlueEnamel BlueEnamel writes: OK, who brought the cool kid with the hand planes?
Posted: 3:31 pm on April 12th

patkelly patkelly writes: Does anyone remember why I'm cutting these grooves?
Posted: 3:31 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Check the bottom of your shoe -- I smell somthing and it's not perfume!!
Posted: 3:19 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Well, look what the cat dragged in!!
Posted: 3:18 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Oh, yeah -- don't give up your day job!!
Posted: 3:15 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Oh, yeah -- don't give up your day job!!
Posted: 3:15 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: If that's supposed to be funny, you've got another think coming!!

Posted: 3:15 pm on April 12th

kemo kemo writes: You want to see my WHAT?
Posted: 3:13 pm on April 12th

Kikodoss Kikodoss writes: Important safety tip folks - Always look where you're planing. Damn it, I think I just planed off the tip of my index finger !
Posted: 3:12 pm on April 12th

southcarolina southcarolina writes: Feeling Groovie?
Posted: 3:11 pm on April 12th

RayBowers RayBowers writes: Finally a reminder from our Legal department: Although these are hand tools, they should not be used ON your hands.
Posted: 3:10 pm on April 12th

jeffgrut jeffgrut writes: For silky smooth results every time, try the new Gillette Groom-n-Groove. Now, unwanted hair—and hardwood—is a thing of the past.
Posted: 3:07 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Does this make me look silly??
Posted: 3:03 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: If you don't stop that, I'll have to call your mother!!
Posted: 3:01 pm on April 12th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: or...
I plane, I groove, I inlay.
Posted: 3:01 pm on April 12th

jeffgrut jeffgrut writes: After efforts to earn his Barbering Merit Badge went awry, Matthew decided to try his hand at Woodworking.
Posted: 2:58 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: Put that thing down before you hurt yourself!!!
Posted: 2:58 pm on April 12th

GPPatnude GPPatnude writes: What exactly does that gesture mean??? ... oh, really -- sorry I asked!!
Posted: 2:55 pm on April 12th

jeffgrut jeffgrut writes: After a tragic woodshop accident ripped the sleeves off his flannel shirt and caused his beard and hair to fall out, Norm Abram retired from TV and began a new career using only hand tools.
Posted: 2:55 pm on April 12th

loumsc loumsc writes: Wow! I didn't know you could get plywood made from redwood!
Posted: 2:52 pm on April 12th

casey_farmdog casey_farmdog writes: I said ..."Of course, I don't need two pairs." Of course I lied.
Posted: 2:52 pm on April 12th

BIG46 BIG46 writes: Ooops. I think I should have moved my fingers.
Posted: 2:50 pm on April 12th

scootsp8 scootsp8 writes: "Grooooving . . . On a Sunday Afternoon"
Posted: 2:36 pm on April 12th

jnicolas jnicolas writes: But if you respond in the next 30 minutes we will send you two. Just pay shipping and handling for the second one.
Posted: 2:34 pm on April 12th

Wixom Wixom writes: I'm done with the grooves, are you still fiddling with that camera? Take the picture already!! What? You did? Oh.
Posted: 2:34 pm on April 12th

JIM_UTAH JIM_UTAH writes: Fingernail trimming with hand planes is safe, fun and quiet.
Posted: 2:31 pm on April 12th

birchbark birchbark writes: "I appeared to be more groovy when I had long hair back in the 1970's."
Posted: 2:26 pm on April 12th

sailorwilliam sailorwilliam writes: It's groovy to be grooving with these groovy grooving planes.
Say it three times as fast as you can to win!
Posted: 2:23 pm on April 12th

nbsmit01 nbsmit01 writes: Not only does it cut grooves, it also SLICES and DICES... and if you ORDER NOW, we'll also include our patented super deluxe 3-in-1 4-speed automatic kumkwat peeler.
Posted: 2:18 pm on April 12th

nbsmit01 nbsmit01 writes:
Posted: 2:13 pm on April 12th

pabull pabull writes: Matthew, I can't believe 470 some odd woodworkers posting bs here just to get a crack on the home made planes.

My comment when I see that picture is; Matthew is a fine Christian name, I hope you live up to that; I have 14 kids myself, most all have nice Christian names, and you would fit right in with my bunch; I like your "studio shop" with the T1-11 paneling on the background with all the wooden handle chisels spaciously decorating the wall; it looks like you were ready to say something when they shot the picture, something like "did you take the picture already?"; then right after you do your photo shot you take off your apron and go right back to your desk right around the corner to finish editing the next Fine Woodworking magazine.

Oh no, I fell in the same trap as 470 before me.

Pb.
Posted: 2:10 pm on April 12th

decarlowoodworks decarlowoodworks writes: This is the way we plane our dados, plane our dados, plane our dados, so early in the morning...
Posted: 2:08 pm on April 12th

Hal W Hal W writes: Hey, my plane irons are razor sharp... my razor? Not so much.
Posted: 2:01 pm on April 12th

GraniteBayWoodworker GraniteBayWoodworker writes: Two planes. I made two planes, one for each direction of grain. So, which one did I pick for the cut I just made!?
Posted: 1:56 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: Please use these only if you are in walking distance to a hospital...
Posted: 1:55 pm on April 12th

FrankinAz FrankinAz writes: Now if I could just figure out how to make one contoured to my head, this would make morning grooming faster.
Posted: 1:55 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: "Sh!t, I just grooved my pool shooting thumb!!!"
Posted: 1:54 pm on April 12th

jdhelf jdhelf writes: "Shake your Groove Thing"
Posted: 1:54 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: "OK, now that my right thumb is the correct thickness for the next project, back to you Norm..."
Posted: 1:51 pm on April 12th

Bedrock608 Bedrock608 writes: Despite my high school friends thoughts to the contrary, I really am a groovey kind of guy!
Posted: 1:51 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: Ummm, my left-hand plane just removed my right thumb. That wasn't in the script!!!
Posted: 1:50 pm on April 12th

DoctorC DoctorC writes: The plane is so light, it must be held down with two hands.
Posted: 1:50 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: Hmmm, I wonder if this plane is hiding the arterial spray....?
Posted: 1:48 pm on April 12th

WoodyKnut WoodyKnut writes: "Look, Mom, no fingers!"
Posted: 1:46 pm on April 12th

rcav rcav writes: Yes, I like my tablesaw, but I love my FINGERS more.
Posted: 1:41 pm on April 12th

Decovic Decovic writes: Cutting grooves in lignum vitae? REALLY?
Posted: 1:40 pm on April 12th

many_thumbs many_thumbs writes: "Be a groove master in a flash with these planes"
Posted: 1:38 pm on April 12th

jsand jsand writes: It also works great for trimming your fingernails.
Posted: 1:33 pm on April 12th

jvhovey jvhovey writes: You think YOU'RE surprised that these things work!
Posted: 1:32 pm on April 12th

splinterjim splinterjim writes: Yes I really do this for a living.
Posted: 1:31 pm on April 12th

Wooch Wooch writes: Don't look now, wait until I'm finished!
Posted: 1:27 pm on April 12th

Andersjo Andersjo writes: Geez, I used the left hand plane on the right side panel!
Posted: 1:21 pm on April 12th

heartofpine heartofpine writes: Developing a groovy kind of love for grooving planes
Posted: 1:19 pm on April 12th

rk10007 rk10007 writes: Uncle Fester: "Thing just went to get the mail. He'll be back momentarily. Perhaps you'd like me to try out some of these nifty torture devices on you, while you wait."
Posted: 1:08 pm on April 12th

shooshlardo shooshlardo writes: Groovy dudes!
Posted: 1:04 pm on April 12th

JWestphal JWestphal writes: SHOP MADE GROOVING PLANES FOR A SUSTAINABLE SHOP
Posted: 12:56 pm on April 12th

kennyo kennyo writes: Into the groove, out of the router rut

Or

Plane groovey


Posted: 12:53 pm on April 12th

Brucegist Brucegist writes: See how easy it is to stay in the groove?
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 12th

sailer2 sailer2 writes: And of course, these homemade grooving planes work equally well at removing fingertips so PLEEEASE be careful, OUCH!
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 12th

grymoire grymoire writes: Put another notch in your toolbelt with these great grooving planes!
Posted: 12:31 pm on April 12th

jengel jengel writes: And notice how it groves thumbs just as easily and smoothly as both hard and softwoods.
Posted: 12:13 pm on April 12th

Bjshazam Bjshazam writes: Variations on a theme:

And, since I am playing a shop teacher today, I will now remove part of my thumb.

or

It is important, when playing the part of shop teacher, to remove just the right amount of thumb.

or

Of course I meant to take off the tip of my thumb -- I'm playing shop teacher today!
Posted: 12:10 pm on April 12th

Augeologist Augeologist writes: Well of course this is a right handed plane, the other one is a left handed plane. No, they don't come in metric...
Posted: 12:01 pm on April 12th

bluberry bluberry writes: "Neither a router nor a dadoer be; For a dado oft loses both itself and friend, and routing dulls the edge of craft". - Hal-matt (Act I, Scene III).


Posted: 11:56 am on April 12th

mkrok mkrok writes: Smooth to the Groove
Posted: 11:52 am on April 12th

lupo lupo writes: And we can easily finish this project tomorrow!
Posted: 11:51 am on April 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: The Plane Facts: How Woodworkers Get Their Groove On

Posted: 11:48 am on April 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Woodworkers: How they get their groove on.
Posted: 11:46 am on April 12th

Osandiah Osandiah writes: I asked Chris, "Why do I have to put this box in the picture?" but he won't text me back. I'm sure he'll explain when he gets back from the trade show.
Posted: 11:45 am on April 12th

tgibbons tgibbons writes: It's plane - Matt's moovin and groovin!
Posted: 11:43 am on April 12th

Al_Tompkins Al_Tompkins writes: The results are a real smooth surface...just look at my head.
Posted: 11:35 am on April 12th

NTDoeden NTDoeden writes: Yea Man! Proving I'm grooving.
Posted: 11:34 am on April 12th

2Sue2 2Sue2 writes: ...and I want NO complaints when you discover you just made left-handed grooving planes.
Posted: 11:33 am on April 12th

StevenLee StevenLee writes: It's a hand tool... and don't call me "Norm."
Posted: 11:28 am on April 12th

DartGW DartGW writes: ˝Sorry guys. I seem to be stuck here. Can somebody come and pull my finger?˝
Posted: 11:26 am on April 12th

Pkorman1 Pkorman1 writes: "As you can see, with a minor adjustment in the plane iron, it dose a groovy job of trimming my hair and fingernails too!"

Posted: 11:24 am on April 12th

DanielM DanielM writes: Do you hear that groovy music?
Posted: 11:21 am on April 12th

Iada Iada writes: No Dear, I have not seen your case-hardened scissors.
Posted: 11:16 am on April 12th

very_curious very_curious writes: Groove it
Posted: 11:14 am on April 12th

timlavrouhin timlavrouhin writes: Wait, no I didn't say "Groovy planes with blades by Liam Neeson"!
Posted: 11:09 am on April 12th

Dent Dent writes: Matt:

Caption: "Wanna see my hand-cut fingernails?"


Dave Dent
Broomfield, CO
Posted: 11:07 am on April 12th

Lance_Turner Lance_Turner writes: No honey, that's ok if you forgot to pay last month's utility bill, I'm dealing with it for now. Man, I love these two babies...No honey I said "love you too, baby".
Posted: 11:06 am on April 12th

Karshry Karshry writes: I feel just plane stupid!
Posted: 11:02 am on April 12th

darbybrown darbybrown writes: And next week, if I stay on my medication, the Doctors are gonna let me groove on a real project
Posted: 11:01 am on April 12th

Esko Esko writes: This may not be the best time but....will you marry me?
Posted: 11:00 am on April 12th

TheJoineryGallery TheJoineryGallery writes: Groove is in the heart.....
Posted: 10:54 am on April 12th

mreese33 mreese33 writes: Growing pains with grooving planes
Posted: 10:54 am on April 12th

almartin almartin writes: Saftety glasses, shmafety glasses...what I need is a tourniquet.
Posted: 10:53 am on April 12th

Iron_Mushroom Iron_Mushroom writes: If you hold really still you can trim all your nails at the same time.
Posted: 10:51 am on April 12th

charliej charliej writes: Switch hitter planes
Posted: 10:50 am on April 12th

artwkrp artwkrp writes: These planes can make even YOU look groovy!
Posted: 10:49 am on April 12th

Brannam Brannam writes: How do you spell "ROUTER"?
Posted: 10:47 am on April 12th

ChuckyDo ChuckyDo writes: Get in the Groove, plane and simple.
Posted: 10:45 am on April 12th

ChuckyDo ChuckyDo writes:
Posted: 10:44 am on April 12th

sshanman sshanman writes: You want me to do WHAT? Put a groove in Purpleheart?
Posted: 10:44 am on April 12th

ctsooner ctsooner writes: Nails done? Check
Posted: 10:40 am on April 12th

Loxmyth Loxmyth writes: And behind me, those lovely shiplap wallboards were produced with this very plane.
Posted: 10:39 am on April 12th

Loxmyth Loxmyth writes: ... what do you mean, "you just planed the workbench"?
Posted: 10:37 am on April 12th

gbear1 gbear1 writes: Yes, a plaid shirt does make me a woodworker!
Posted: 10:36 am on April 12th

Loxmyth Loxmyth writes: ... and next month, we're going to teach you how to make this nifty storage box for your planes.

Posted: 10:36 am on April 12th

fudgey2000 fudgey2000 writes: Yes, I just did my nails and now I will core a apple!
Posted: 10:36 am on April 12th

Borrego Borrego writes: Remember, guys, "Necessity is the mother of invention". These planes do groovy things. Why reinvent the wheel?
Posted: 10:36 am on April 12th

Loxmyth Loxmyth writes: Great picture of the plane and the bench hook. Now, if we could just see the workpiece...
Posted: 10:35 am on April 12th

jvanders jvanders writes: Uh..Guys...I think I just Sh#t my pants.
Posted: 10:34 am on April 12th

totemart totemart writes: I think I've just sliced my thumb
Posted: 10:33 am on April 12th

AndyHope AndyHope writes: For a first project. You can use them to build a box to store them in.
Posted: 10:31 am on April 12th

EDianneL EDianneL writes: Yes, dear. I'm cutting the cheese for the party now...
Posted: 10:30 am on April 12th

seth2 seth2 writes: Keep my eyes on my work!! What d ya mean? I'm already done with the box so I decided to put some "blind" grooves in, er, oops that's my workbench.
Posted: 10:28 am on April 12th

JimDugas JimDugas writes: "It's a Groovy Kind of Love."

Posted: 10:27 am on April 12th

2jacks 2jacks writes: planes smoother than my head!
Posted: 10:25 am on April 12th

boo2 boo2 writes: Lets get to feelin Groovy
Posted: 10:19 am on April 12th

patrik1 patrik1 writes: What do you mean, it is supposed to be a right hand grove?
Posted: 10:18 am on April 12th

ashby ashby writes: Get your groove on!
Posted: 10:18 am on April 12th

BobAldridge BobAldridge writes: Can you see this?? It's actually putting a groove here in the wood. These things really work! I'm a genius!!
Posted: 10:15 am on April 12th

Moontoad Moontoad writes:
Matthew Kenney demonstrates Zen woodworking: "You don't need to SEE the wood, if you can BE the wood."
Posted: 10:15 am on April 12th

MikeOleary MikeOleary writes: Batteries not included!
Posted: 10:14 am on April 12th

yorkstkid yorkstkid writes: Now kids, don't try this at home -- unless you remember to watch what you're doing.
Posted: 10:13 am on April 12th

N61 N61 writes: Look, it's so easy a caveman could do it...
Posted: 10:10 am on April 12th

VAbear VAbear writes: Finally, ambidextrous planes.
Posted: 10:06 am on April 12th

antport2 antport2 writes: I am ready for my close up!
Posted: 10:05 am on April 12th

MKenney MKenney writes: Walnut shavings from plywood? That's not walnut. It's English Elm. And it's an old alchemy trick I learned in school that lets me turn birch ply into imported English elm. Of course, I can't share that trick with you.
Posted: 10:03 am on April 12th

antport2 antport2 writes: Did you take the shot yet?
Posted: 10:03 am on April 12th

TXDVR TXDVR writes: Howz my hair? Howz the glare? ;-)
Posted: 10:00 am on April 12th

gweston gweston writes: Keep smiling you fool this is the last take, after all, t's only a thumbnail...
Posted: 9:59 am on April 12th

vandyke26 vandyke26 writes: You look like your daydreaming.Watch your fingers.
Posted: 9:57 am on April 12th

teamwinner teamwinner writes: Wrong Edge? Whoops!
Posted: 9:57 am on April 12th

dsnethen dsnethen writes: Feeling groovy? That router moves too fast, slow down take it easy with these hand made wooden grooving planes. Feeling groovy.
Posted: 9:56 am on April 12th

Ladder34 Ladder34 writes: What do you mean "I just hit the record button."?
Posted: 9:55 am on April 12th

TonyParisi TonyParisi writes: OK gang, lets get more seriouser! How about "Neat shavings, a smooth groove and no noise or dust!"
Posted: 9:54 am on April 12th

Teakster Teakster writes: How did Sam Maloof make all those darn chairs?
Posted: 9:51 am on April 12th

Lodiguy Lodiguy writes: What? Me Worry?
Posted: 9:47 am on April 12th

llamadadjeff llamadadjeff writes: Hmmm, need to take a little off the right shoulder to even things out...
Posted: 9:47 am on April 12th

trashreborn trashreborn writes: All these years as a tree hugger and I never knew that wood was so much fun to work with. Now I have gone from being in a rut to being groovy.
Posted: 9:47 am on April 12th

jemyrick jemyrick writes: But it can't be blood. This is only a hand tool!
Posted: 9:45 am on April 12th

jemyrick jemyrick writes:
Posted: 9:44 am on April 12th

limerick36 limerick36 writes: These are so easy to use, I don't even have to look!
Posted: 9:44 am on April 12th

lascotty lascotty writes: Would You look and see if my thumb is still there.
Posted: 9:41 am on April 12th

tiquose tiquose writes: ... and just keep planing until all fingernails are an even, attractive oval shape.
Posted: 9:38 am on April 12th

NickManley NickManley writes: I'm sorry, but after reading randyklein's "Walnut shavings from Birch ply - Shocking." I can't think of anything else.
Posted: 9:37 am on April 12th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: "I've just discovered that these planes are 'woody material' in more ways than one!"
Posted: 9:37 am on April 12th

craigjames craigjames writes: Your box. My wood. Groovy.
Posted: 9:35 am on April 12th

rmgleader rmgleader writes: Irrelevant; right or left; either one - it's a pushme/pullyou.
Posted: 9:35 am on April 12th

seha seha writes: "I think my zipper is down, I hope that my shop apron covers it up for the picture."
Posted: 9:34 am on April 12th

CiscoEd CiscoEd writes: And remember, it is not a manacure tool.
Posted: 9:34 am on April 12th

lamintime lamintime writes: "Feelin Groovey"
"They MAKE MY DAY"

These are two great planes, I'm very surprized that someone has not started producing them in quantity!
Posted: 9:34 am on April 12th

dtobey dtobey writes: Not all grooves are equal so there are two planes for the shop.
Posted: 9:33 am on April 12th

BargainBetty BargainBetty writes: caption: A groove plane that really flys!
Posted: 9:32 am on April 12th

blackdaan blackdaan writes: What do you mean "the groove goes on the OTHER side???
Posted: 9:26 am on April 12th

VeniVidiVici VeniVidiVici writes: In our latest issue, Moby decides to take on a new type of groove.

[Refer to pictures of techno artist Moby...it's uncanny]
Posted: 9:25 am on April 12th

coolinlansing coolinlansing writes: "You still here?"
Posted: 9:25 am on April 12th

GvlGeologist GvlGeologist writes: When woodworking with new tools, never say anything more predictive than, "Watch this."
Posted: 9:25 am on April 12th

g1hopper g1hopper writes: What are you looking at? Of course I can cut a groove without power tools!
Posted: 9:24 am on April 12th

mattzay mattzay writes: To make a grooving plane, you need...a grooving plane.
Posted: 9:22 am on April 12th

bodger bodger writes: "Peelin' groovy"
Posted: 9:22 am on April 12th

Borrego Borrego writes: Go Green, use my plane groovin' machine.
Posted: 9:22 am on April 12th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: Not one to be outdone by Greg Paolini, Matthew Kenney sets out on an amazing journey for "The Most Ridiculous Photo Ever" where he rediscovers himself and auditions for the hit comedy series "Glee"


Posted: 9:21 am on April 12th

nakagawacraft nakagawacraft writes: Making your first grooving plane will be faster and more accurate if you use a grooving plane.
Posted: 9:18 am on April 12th

crawmac crawmac writes: Shave and a haircut?
Posted: 9:17 am on April 12th

pappleg pappleg writes: Only at Fine Woodworking can one learn how to make a left handed groove with a right handed grooving plane!!
Posted: 9:15 am on April 12th

ChristopherMunro ChristopherMunro writes: While I hate posing for these photos, I just love using these grooving planes. I hope you will too.
Posted: 9:14 am on April 12th

ardoyne ardoyne writes: How sweet it is!
Posted: 9:13 am on April 12th

loui_ji loui_ji writes: Goofy guy makes Grooving planes. Really.
Posted: 9:12 am on April 12th

benten benten writes: Being in the proper groove...is a clean way to success!
Posted: 9:12 am on April 12th

rmgleader rmgleader writes: I told you - it doesn't have a plug.
Posted: 9:10 am on April 12th

GeorgeA5715 GeorgeA5715 writes: Cordless router with variable speed control.
Posted: 9:09 am on April 12th

little_o_this little_o_this writes: What will I do with them when they are made?
Posted: 9:09 am on April 12th

pappleg pappleg writes: Only at Fine Woodworking can one learn how to make a left handed groove with a right handed grooving plane!!
Posted: 9:06 am on April 12th

drwilson drwilson writes: It's a Groove Thang!

Posted: 9:00 am on April 12th

kemo kemo writes: Finally, I found my groove!
Posted: 8:56 am on April 12th

iam iam writes: Groovin on up!
Posted: 8:54 am on April 12th

kenpc1 kenpc1 writes: "Don't try this on Grandma's antique table"
Posted: 8:54 am on April 12th

a_ponderer a_ponderer writes: I made this nice box (to my right) using only this grooving plane!
Posted: 8:53 am on April 12th

OrdinaryGuy OrdinaryGuy writes: Just Groove it!
Posted: 8:53 am on April 12th

FrankLandry FrankLandry writes: "Me and my plane... like it!"
Posted: 8:52 am on April 12th

Apple_Wood Apple_Wood writes: I can't believe I ate the whole thing.
Posted: 8:51 am on April 12th

OrdinaryGuy OrdinaryGuy writes: Plane and Simple... You can Groove it!
Posted: 8:51 am on April 12th

firelock firelock writes: When at first you succeed, try not to look surprised!
Posted: 8:51 am on April 12th

rollin rollin writes: While groovin' he's groovin' how groovey.
Posted: 8:51 am on April 12th

fhinshaver fhinshaver writes: these little rascals are really going to impress my Stella. Can't wait to get home.
Posted: 8:48 am on April 12th

kiteboy kiteboy writes: Oopps! What did I grove now?
Posted: 8:48 am on April 12th

marvay marvay writes: These cordless grooving planes will outlast any Lithium-Ion tools currently on the market!
Posted: 8:46 am on April 12th

Flyfishing Flyfishing writes: "Groovin - and no router required"
Posted: 8:44 am on April 12th

kiteboy kiteboy writes: Oopps! What did I groove now?
Posted: 8:42 am on April 12th

oldinstructor oldinstructor writes: Gee, did I remember to let the dog back in before I rushed off to this photo shoot?
Posted: 8:41 am on April 12th

Terry66 Terry66 writes: Be sure to get my good side. This is my audition tape for "Tool Time".
Posted: 8:39 am on April 12th

MrMiz MrMiz writes: And there you have it.... bob's your uncle.
Posted: 8:39 am on April 12th

jimgil jimgil writes: "What, me, groovy??"
Posted: 8:37 am on April 12th

cstar cstar writes: Hi I'm Matt and if it wasn't for these groovy planes and short sleeve plaid shirt I would be so damn uncool.
Posted: 8:37 am on April 12th

tdkbama tdkbama writes: Note to self: Move fingers on right hand out of the plane's path. HOLY &%$#!
Posted: 8:36 am on April 12th

Terry66 Terry66 writes: Be sure to get my good side. This is my audition tape for "Tool Time".
Posted: 8:33 am on April 12th

Sylvain04 Sylvain04 writes: You see Ma? I told you this shirt would lighten up the set. And Norm, don't you dare, I did it first!
Posted: 8:33 am on April 12th

cstar cstar writes: Hi I'm Matt and grooving planes are your friend.

Hi I'm Matt and you're watching this week's installment of "Groovin with Bald Guys"
Posted: 8:30 am on April 12th

Totty Totty writes: Shake your Groove thing

or

Get into the groove...boy you've got to prove your up to me.
Posted: 8:26 am on April 12th

johnkristoff johnkristoff writes: "slow hands and an easy touch"
Posted: 8:26 am on April 12th

forgiven_preacher forgiven_preacher writes: Matthew "getting his groove on!"
Posted: 8:25 am on April 12th

Gerald1944 Gerald1944 writes: Leys see now, where was I?
Posted: 8:21 am on April 12th

Shalav Shalav writes: Norm taught me this simple way to manicure my nails when I visited the New Yankee Workshop.
Posted: 8:17 am on April 12th

randyklein randyklein writes: Walnut shavings from Birch ply - Shocking.
Posted: 8:17 am on April 12th

lochridge lochridge writes: huh... wooden' have guessed it, but it works!
Posted: 8:14 am on April 12th

princefam1 princefam1 writes: No really, I made them myself....Yes I did....Yes I did.
Posted: 8:14 am on April 12th

billwillbe billwillbe writes: "Groovin' up simply"
Posted: 8:12 am on April 12th

demetri0us demetri0us writes: Moby shows us that tea and turn tables aren't his only talents!
Posted: 8:09 am on April 12th

mdberry mdberry writes: After you knead the dough for three or four minutes you're going to want to put it in a bowl, cover it, and let it rise for....
Oh wait, the teleprompter has the script for my cooking show!
Posted: 8:08 am on April 12th

DocGrins DocGrins writes: Ok....who farted???
Posted: 8:07 am on April 12th

ffaxvirginia ffaxvirginia writes: Plane Groovy
Posted: 8:06 am on April 12th

j_k j_k writes: Look mom a groove.
Posted: 8:06 am on April 12th

MrPhil MrPhil writes: I love this grooving plane but, does this apron make me look - you know - fat?
Posted: 8:06 am on April 12th

willlyb willlyb writes: Norm Abrams would never do it this way...
Posted: 8:05 am on April 12th

JerryWatson JerryWatson writes: Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon

Posted: 8:03 am on April 12th

lumbermonkey lumbermonkey writes: Groove Planes this issue, Funk Chisels coming soon. Glue-up on the down stroke as we build the mothership, stain it James Brown, and set sail to the soul center of the woodworking universe.
Posted: 8:01 am on April 12th

hawkma60 hawkma60 writes: I had a burrito for lunch and it's killing me.
Posted: 7:56 am on April 12th

GDL GDL writes: Easy as pie...and Groovy too!
Posted: 7:54 am on April 12th

hawkma60 hawkma60 writes: This beats working in a cubicle
Posted: 7:53 am on April 12th

hawkma60 hawkma60 writes: you want to groove--you want to groove--You can't handle the groove!
Posted: 7:51 am on April 12th

mcdara mcdara writes: See I can cut a groove without even looking down....ouch!
Posted: 7:48 am on April 12th

coachryan coachryan writes: are we done with this segment yet? this hand tool thing is getting old.
Posted: 7:46 am on April 12th

JohnnyBench JohnnyBench writes: These have got to be the grooviest planes I have ever used...
Posted: 7:46 am on April 12th

Sparrell Sparrell writes: I made these planes and they actually work - Wow!
Posted: 7:45 am on April 12th

RadGumbo RadGumbo writes: And the best thing about hand tools...no ear muffs!
Posted: 7:44 am on April 12th

Druid_Man Druid_Man writes: Movin' an' groovin' to the music.
Posted: 7:42 am on April 12th

jumpinjuniperberry jumpinjuniperberry writes: Feelin' Groovey
Posted: 7:39 am on April 12th

Kelly_D Kelly_D writes: It's a quick, clean and easy way to trim all your finger nails in one swipe!
Posted: 7:38 am on April 12th

Pap12 Pap12 writes: See how this plane works on the left hand groove.
Want to see me do the right hand groove with the other plane?
Posted: 7:35 am on April 12th

DeltaDan DeltaDan writes: “Last time, I showed you how to use smoothing planes for a perfect hair style. This week, we’ll deal with some pesky cuticles!”
Posted: 7:32 am on April 12th

enell enell writes: Man, I'm Grovin
Posted: 7:31 am on April 12th

Deep6 Deep6 writes: And if you think this looks easy you should try it right handed!
Posted: 7:31 am on April 12th

RenX99 RenX99 writes: "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the heck else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the froe do you think you're talking to?"
Posted: 7:30 am on April 12th

klink klink writes: Groove in a box
Posted: 7:29 am on April 12th

kysteve kysteve writes: Wood Groov'n
Posted: 7:23 am on April 12th

Dreamcatcher Dreamcatcher writes: My grooving planes allow me to confidently groove in the shop.
But a toupée allows me to confidently groove outside the shop.
Posted: 7:23 am on April 12th

ricwalker ricwalker writes: Okay, okay, I'll give away the plain set but I'm keeping the plaid ones for myself!
Posted: 7:22 am on April 12th

JLF JLF writes: I told you I wanted to fix my hair before you took the picture!
Posted: 7:20 am on April 12th

kbc71 kbc71 writes: "Seriously!? They forgot the duck sauce again!?
Posted: 7:19 am on April 12th

DanW999 DanW999 writes: Get down & get groovy with Matt.
Posted: 7:18 am on April 12th

reccon reccon writes: and...there goes my finger
Posted: 7:08 am on April 12th

gsmyth gsmyth writes: Operation is simple - just repeatedly push forward until you burnish the tops of your arms.
Posted: 7:03 am on April 12th

bwetheri bwetheri writes: Tell me I didn't just take off the end of my finger!
Posted: 7:02 am on April 12th

npc5629 npc5629 writes: He groves as he moves with his hand as he stands just plan and simple
Posted: 7:01 am on April 12th

seeemore seeemore writes: You kiddin me ???!! A router can do this ????
Posted: 7:01 am on April 12th

busybee1 busybee1 writes: As you can see,I am not a plane Jane.
Posted: 6:57 am on April 12th

Nich Nich writes: I hope the blood doesn't show.
Posted: 6:56 am on April 12th

mstraughn mstraughn writes: …and we only need 117 million more of you to convert to hand tools to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Turn off that router and save the country.
Posted: 6:52 am on April 12th

jheater1 jheater1 writes: "I'm just groovin, on a Sunday afternoon."
Posted: 6:52 am on April 12th

EarleSculpt EarleSculpt writes: "Groovy Baby. Yeah!"
Posted: 6:49 am on April 12th

DBruno DBruno writes: It's time to get your GROOVE on.
Posted: 6:37 am on April 12th

tsnoke tsnoke writes: Be sure to read, understand, and follow all the safety rules that come with your tools. Knowing how to use your tools properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this: there is no more important safety rule than to wear these — safety glasses.
Posted: 6:35 am on April 12th

mikhen mikhen writes: This is so easy I do not even need to watch what I am doing!!
Posted: 6:32 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: And then I made this great box by grooving some half datoes and glueing it up. My wife had an old prom dress which she let me cut up to line the box with and it was so nice I decided to use it for these grooving planes instead of a gift for my sister who, can you believe it, actually asked for a box but I can't be the only guy who makes velvet lined boxes for everyone so I think I should do something nice fore myself sometimes and anyway...
Posted: 6:25 am on April 12th

marty9 marty9 writes: You can tell by the peaceful, satisfied look on my face; in the shop or not, I'm in the groove.
Posted: 6:24 am on April 12th

AlanMonty AlanMonty writes: "And if you call right now, we'll even DOUBLE the offer!"
Posted: 6:23 am on April 12th

slowman slowman writes: Now lets see The Fonz do THAT with his fingernail!
Posted: 6:22 am on April 12th

cdavidl cdavidl writes: To grove or not to grove; that is the question.
Posted: 6:21 am on April 12th

HickoryKnut HickoryKnut writes: I am making this for Stella who?
Posted: 6:21 am on April 12th

charliereiman charliereiman writes: And it's very important that your shirt and smock colors coordinate with the wood to be really groovy
Posted: 6:20 am on April 12th

charliereiman charliereiman writes: And it's very important that your shirt and smock colors coordinate with the wood to be really groovy
Posted: 6:20 am on April 12th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: How come I am left handed in one picture and right handed in the other? Boy I'm more talented than I thought. Groovy
Posted: 6:20 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Why yes, I put these grooves in these other ones myself, they make great conversation pieces on the bench when I have guests over but will often get in the way when I am grooving a piece of lumber.
Posted: 6:19 am on April 12th

chetkloss chetkloss writes: Groovin', on a Sunday afternoon
Posted: 6:17 am on April 12th

chuck48 chuck48 writes: Hey man, building these tools is just "plane groovy"!
Posted: 6:17 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Oh yes, chocolate is my favorite with icing and creme filling.
Posted: 6:16 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: ... and then I casted a live nightcrawler over the other side towards the shore and tried a slow reel but no more luck there so I thought, I need one of those Jitterbugs to give this some action the fish would like but I didn't have one of those so...
Posted: 6:15 am on April 12th

chuck48 chuck48 writes: Hey man, building these tools is just "plane groovey"!
Posted: 6:13 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Can you believe this? I just run this thingy across this wood and wala, a groove?
Posted: 6:12 am on April 12th

JoeinME JoeinME writes: Doing his best Simon and Garfunkel imatation, Matt gets a feel for the wood.
Posted: 6:11 am on April 12th

K_Bill K_Bill writes: You're WHAT!
Posted: 6:11 am on April 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: At least I look SOMEWHAT interested, not like that guy with the router.
Posted: 6:10 am on April 12th

Grappler Grappler writes: Groovy plans for Groovy Planes
Posted: 5:55 am on April 12th

mikeymike202 mikeymike202 writes: I can't look, is that blood?
Posted: 5:55 am on April 12th

jrom jrom writes:
Through the wooden fibres I move
I just got into the groove
My colleagues thought I was insane
I could not build this grooving plane
Posted: 5:51 am on April 12th

thewoodchick thewoodchick writes: ....how Mathew Kenney got his groove back.
Posted: 5:49 am on April 12th

mhein68 mhein68 writes: "yes, bald men do make the best tools!! We lost it all in the thought process!!"
Posted: 5:48 am on April 12th

loumsc loumsc writes: With this set I can fiannly get my groove on!
Posted: 5:48 am on April 12th

MaryElle MaryElle writes: "Groovin'... on a Sunday afternoon... groovin'... couldn't get away too soon..."
Posted: 5:37 am on April 12th

barry1941 barry1941 writes: Just Groving...
Posted: 5:35 am on April 12th

HGulledge HGulledge writes: How To Get Your Groove On Without Waking Everybody Else Up In The House!
Posted: 5:32 am on April 12th

Barneytomb Barneytomb writes: Ah yes, and now we'll just skip to the first aid portion of the program.
Posted: 5:25 am on April 12th

jim7 jim7 writes: In the next edition I will show you how to unstick your hands after using "super glue"!
Posted: 5:25 am on April 12th

Poplaski Poplaski writes: Matt freezes as he spies his pocket protector in the cameramans pocket.
Posted: 5:23 am on April 12th

sdmorrison sdmorrison writes: Groovy, baby!
Posted: 5:09 am on April 12th

wyojdaly wyojdaly writes: In the Groove
Posted: 4:57 am on April 12th

Pops1904 Pops1904 writes: What ? I could not here my I pad.
Posted: 4:57 am on April 12th

jrhooksr jrhooksr writes: What's up, just da plane.
Posted: 4:43 am on April 12th

silklineman silklineman writes: Don't let the tears show on camera I'm supposed to be a professional.So why did I groove my finger
Posted: 4:43 am on April 12th

Irvingj76 Irvingj76 writes: Bald, glasses, plaid shirt......at least the planes are groovy.
Posted: 4:40 am on April 12th

sscaddie03 sscaddie03 writes: Handmade grooving planes. A "Green" alternative to woodworking!

Posted: 4:37 am on April 12th

kevintaft kevintaft writes: Traditional grooves done the old fashion way, we earned it!
Posted: 4:33 am on April 12th

Woodee100 Woodee100 writes: Groovy groovers! Get on down with this matched pair of grooving planes.
Posted: 4:26 am on April 12th

Poplaski Poplaski writes: Matt freezes when he spots his pocket protector in the cameramans shirt.
Posted: 4:23 am on April 12th

mandolinpkr mandolinpkr writes: Just to show you that you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive tools, and at the same time you can show off your skills.
Posted: 4:23 am on April 12th

LoneTrout LoneTrout writes: To gouge a guttered vein, I should use a groove plane.
Posted: 3:59 am on April 12th

RockyAngel RockyAngel writes: De Plane! De Plane!
Posted: 3:58 am on April 12th

jfsantomauro jfsantomauro writes: ".....now line up your lingers along the grooves and you can begin to shoot your fingernails. Short and deliberate strokes and you will groom those lunch hooks quite easily. Be carefull not to go too deep......and for clean up, put those nail shavings in this wonderful keepsake box we made last week until they can be disposed of proberly."
Posted: 3:56 am on April 12th

shtscore shtscore writes: Lost my hair but found my groove!
Posted: 3:55 am on April 12th

wgr wgr writes: See? This is how you get your groove on!
Posted: 3:53 am on April 12th

dlrooky dlrooky writes: So take the picture already...
Posted: 3:47 am on April 12th

bigcu bigcu writes: All my old buddies never thought that I was grovey - guess I showed them.
Posted: 3:29 am on April 12th

bosshawg bosshawg writes: Why Ol'date muss and fuss?; For a fine wood remover use my shopmade planing groover!
Posted: 3:01 am on April 12th

ralaw ralaw writes: Will this work in the UK, (Different voltage)?
Posted: 2:34 am on April 12th

hawkdriverpat hawkdriverpat writes: I wonder how many "groovy puns" will be suggested? Maybe I'll just keep the planes.
Posted: 2:27 am on April 12th

CloudStreet CloudStreet writes: "Feeling the groove"

OR

"Feeling groovy"

Posted: 2:25 am on April 12th

Richfo Richfo writes: "You could be groovin two"
Posted: 2:21 am on April 12th

LivinginTokyo LivinginTokyo writes: Next, I will show you how to groove both sides at the same time.
Posted: 2:19 am on April 12th

Lt43 Lt43 writes: Who in the heck stole my cue cards??????
Posted: 2:10 am on April 12th

rldenny2 rldenny2 writes: My suggested title and lead:

"Staying in the Groove"

Hi, I'm Matthew Kenney. Here at Fine Woodworking our shirt sleeve lengths are not always cutting edge fashion, but our hand made tools: never out of style.
Posted: 2:10 am on April 12th

Watchking Watchking writes: Groove is not the question, groove is the answer. Groovy!
Posted: 2:08 am on April 12th

oswaldcroaker oswaldcroaker writes: Look, Ma...two hands!
Posted: 2:04 am on April 12th

halhoyle halhoyle writes: Play Against the Grain: The Wrong Way to Groove!
Posted: 2:03 am on April 12th

Denru Denru writes: Hi, Norm Abrams here for Nutrisystem!
Posted: 1:59 am on April 12th

klink klink writes: Funkin' Grooven
Posted: 1:56 am on April 12th

klink klink writes: Grooven a box!
Posted: 1:54 am on April 12th

BArmstro10 BArmstro10 writes: How many fingers did I start with????
Posted: 1:39 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: Nuthin` complicated at all--just plane simple
Posted: 1:30 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: All of the chisels behind me can be used as replacement blades, because they are metric widths.
Posted: 1:26 am on April 12th

mickey49 mickey49 writes: Tim the "Tool Man" said his T-130 Hyper Groove Plane does it quicker with a hipper stroke. I think we need a plane off contest.
Posted: 1:21 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: when my wife finds out about these I`ll need another pair!
Posted: 1:20 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: these even accept the original Derek Cohen blade angle adjustment and can be used as a scraping plane!
Posted: 1:17 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: Now let`s see if Ryobi are interested in a version.
Posted: 1:14 am on April 12th

blackman blackman writes: Caption for Grooving planes photo

"who says these aren`t the Grooviest??"
Posted: 1:12 am on April 12th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Okay, I'm still waiting for my right-handed twin to come in and cut with the other plane
Posted: 12:35 am on April 12th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Ok, the tools and shavings are set, so let's pause here and bring in my stunt double for the action shots
Posted: 12:24 am on April 12th

Kidscientist Kidscientist writes: Are you kidding me? If you don't point your index finger like this you get tons of tearout.
Posted: 11:47 pm on April 11th

deeotto deeotto writes: Do you think they can tell I've never used one of these before
Posted: 11:06 pm on April 11th

deeotto deeotto writes: I should have done something about this farmers tan before they took my picture
Posted: 11:02 pm on April 11th

TexasTed TexasTed writes: Does this thing have a reverse?
Posted: 11:00 pm on April 11th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: Striking a manly pose for the cover of "Guns and Planes" magazine, Matt reflects thoughtfully on a of high fiber diet of wooden hand tools to stay in the groove.
Posted: 10:50 pm on April 11th

davkm davkm writes: A router faster, I could not have formed my groove with, Master Yoda.
Posted: 10:45 pm on April 11th

stevehva stevehva writes: "Me make fire!"
Posted: 10:35 pm on April 11th

markmarko50 markmarko50 writes: "okay you caught me, but I really was just showing that these could be used by either hand"
Posted: 10:34 pm on April 11th

jwhitley777 jwhitley777 writes: ...and remember when building your own box to start the groove in your work piece and not your finger.
Posted: 10:29 pm on April 11th

suffoc8 suffoc8 writes: Um, I think I just grooved my thumbnail.
Posted: 10:04 pm on April 11th

slovill slovill writes: Senior Editor Matthew Kenney reacts to massive blood loss as his severed right index finger floods his workpiece. The light headed editor said, "Can someone helmphhh" just before passing out.

or

Senior editor Matthew Kenney explains how blood from a lacerated finger is actually an excellent sanding sealer.
Posted: 9:57 pm on April 11th

GregD59 GregD59 writes: Hello Neighbor.....Welcome to My Wood Shop!!!
Posted: 9:13 pm on April 11th

grandma_t grandma_t writes: You question me?
Posted: 9:10 pm on April 11th

WI_Woodhacker WI_Woodhacker writes: How Matthew got his grove back!
Posted: 8:32 pm on April 11th

LarryM37 LarryM37 writes: Sometimes old fashioned is really groovy!
Posted: 8:09 pm on April 11th

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: And that's how you use a grooving plane. Hang on.
Can someone grab my fingertip and put it in a bag with some ice? Stop laughing Asa. I'm feeling lightheaded. Get me a stretcher.
Posted: 8:01 pm on April 11th

mhero mhero writes: And remember, ALWAYS pay attention to where your fingers are placed.
Posted: 8:00 pm on April 11th

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: And that's how you use a grooving plane. Hang on..
Can someone grab my fingertip and put it in a bag with some ice? Stop laughing Asa. I feel lightheaded....
Posted: 7:58 pm on April 11th

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: And that's how you make a groove with a plane. Hang on, can someone grab my fingertip and put it in a bag with some ice? I feel lightheaded. Stop laughing Asa...
Posted: 7:56 pm on April 11th

splinterjim splinterjim writes: Yes, I do have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
Posted: 7:56 pm on April 11th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: "It rubs the lotion on its skin..."
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 11th

Charcoal Charcoal writes: Grooovin on a Sunday afternoon . . .
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 11th

dvddttmr dvddttmr writes: Well, there goes my fingers.
Posted: 7:36 pm on April 11th

Rennaissance_Man Rennaissance_Man writes: What do you mean my wife's in labor? She can't be, I haven't finished the grooves for the toy box drawers yet!!!
Posted: 7:16 pm on April 11th

cintpaul cintpaul writes: Pushen A groov,Pushen A groov cha cha cha!
Posted: 7:06 pm on April 11th

rjnmw rjnmw writes: I am one 'grooovy guy'.
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 11th

pplemens pplemens writes: How this fella got his groove back...
Posted: 6:26 pm on April 11th

lpower lpower writes: the bowling ball is in the groove
Posted: 6:25 pm on April 11th

snichols snichols writes: Groove is in the heart...wood.
Posted: 6:18 pm on April 11th

detritusmaster detritusmaster writes: Hhmmm, I wonder what I can use to cut grooves into these beautiful pieces of wood? Hate for them to go to waste. Oh look! I have these great grooving planes. I'll use them.
Posted: 6:14 pm on April 11th

ATLbound ATLbound writes: I'm offering you a free set of grooving planes and you demand my autograph on the planes?? No, you can't ask for my collection of autographed 8x10 glossies from famous woodworkers as a substitute prize!
Posted: 6:06 pm on April 11th

Sloyd Sloyd writes: A groovy pair, Matthew & his planes!
Posted: 6:00 pm on April 11th

Waterdog Waterdog writes: Groovy planes plain gain!
Posted: 5:51 pm on April 11th

wgposwego wgposwego writes: Life I love you, all is groovy.

(For you youngsters, it's from the "59th St. Bridge Song")
Posted: 5:49 pm on April 11th

sodbuster sodbuster writes: Of course, when you cut a groove across your workbench like this, it should really be called a dado...
Posted: 5:33 pm on April 11th

klcmaher klcmaher writes: "And today, we are getting into the groove, in the neighborhood. Hey, Where's my sweater?"
Posted: 5:30 pm on April 11th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Come on take the picture already. The GQ photographers are so much better, and craft services are better too. Why do I put up with this? Male modeling is so grueling I haven't eaten all day.
Posted: 5:14 pm on April 11th

ETMike ETMike writes: Can you believe it? They actually pay me to do this stuff.
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 11th

bko bko writes: (You know the tune!)

Groovin' on a workshop afternoon.
Really, couldn't fit that drawer too soon.
I can't imagine a fit that's better.
The world is ours whenever we're together.


--Brian

Posted: 5:05 pm on April 11th

mgshilling mgshilling writes: "What do you mean? I can't use my router or my table saw."

-

"What? We're dropping this picture for the bikini bimbo who didn't know the difference between a router and a groove plane?... No, I can't hold the planes in my cleavage.... Yes, our market is mostly male, but we could increase our female market if I can flex my guns while pretending plane a groove."

-

"Yes it will save more electricity by forcing me to use this plane. However, the money saved using a router or table saw with a dado bladed will be more significant when you check
my hourly rates."

-

Create groove plane: 4 hours X hourly pay rate
Pitch groove planes to Bosses: 1 hour X hourly pay rate
Create two more planes for blogs and magazine articles: 20 hours X hourly pay rate
Pitch giving away extra planes to winner of Witty Comment Contest: 1 hour X hourly pay rate
Reading Witty Comments submitted by people who'll do anything for freebies: 2 hours X hourly pay rate
Pick winner of Witty Comments randomly: 15 seconds (rounded to 1 hour) X hourly pay rate
Successfully milking the clock: Priceless





Posted: 5:01 pm on April 11th

rcanales rcanales writes: The plane and simple truth is, you got a righteous groove!
Posted: 4:53 pm on April 11th

BillyUP BillyUP writes: YOU talkin to ME ???---YOU! talkin to ME!!???
Posted: 4:46 pm on April 11th

BigMac01 BigMac01 writes: What's a Router ?
Posted: 4:45 pm on April 11th

gdblake gdblake writes: "What do you mean there's already a specialty tool on the market for trimming nails called a clipper?"
Posted: 4:44 pm on April 11th

Kobash Kobash writes: Time to get your groove on!
Posted: 4:44 pm on April 11th

jbschutz jbschutz writes: If I had a set of these I'd be "Feel'n Groovy".
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 11th

jbschutz jbschutz writes: If I had a set of these I'd be "Feel'n Groovy".
Posted: 4:42 pm on April 11th

Starkii Starkii writes: Grooving to the left and grooving to the right.
Posted: 4:40 pm on April 11th

AussiMe2 AussiMe2 writes: Got small parts, a few strokes with these will give you lovely grooves
Posted: 4:33 pm on April 11th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Yep, I'm just plane groovy.
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 11th

martyp52 martyp52 writes: Really! I bet Woodsmith magazine wouldn't make me do this.
Posted: 4:25 pm on April 11th

gooner66 gooner66 writes: so let me get this right, i bust my b@lls making these planes, i write you a blog, i stand here for hours with a photographer that noticed 1/2 hour into the shoot that he hadn't taken the lens cap off and want me to give my planes away to someone who writes a witty caption... ok then, i guess you can now tell what i'm thinking in this photograph, and the answer's no, you can't have the box i made for them.
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 11th

davidah davidah writes: Cut your grooves digitally
(using all your fingers and avoid losing any
Posted: 4:19 pm on April 11th

starryNight starryNight writes: Happiness is a smooth cutting grooving plane, Charlie Brown.
Posted: 4:10 pm on April 11th

william_cfp william_cfp writes: In these tough ecomonic times you can make your own planes, and then give a jewelry box since you can not afford jewelry.
Posted: 4:07 pm on April 11th

Trent_Tunstall Trent_Tunstall writes: Go ahead, make my groove.
Posted: 4:06 pm on April 11th

Andy_Carson Andy_Carson writes: Look mom no fingers!
Posted: 4:01 pm on April 11th

uncledrafty uncledrafty writes: Get your groove on with hand planes. Anyone can be groovy with these and a little practice.
Posted: 3:53 pm on April 11th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: If you think you can do it in less passes, groove it.
Posted: 3:51 pm on April 11th

Sandflea Sandflea writes: Does this make me groovy?
Posted: 3:50 pm on April 11th

JimDimitri JimDimitri writes: Don't have a router, do it like they have been for years before electricity.
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 11th

grizzlysaw grizzlysaw writes: Get in the groove, With Fine Woodworking!!
Posted: 3:32 pm on April 11th

Jerryki Jerryki writes: Slow down, you’re moving too fast.
You got to make that Dado blade last.
Just plowing a grove with a nice pair of planes
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' plane Groovy.

Posted: 2:24 pm on April 11th

bprochford bprochford writes: "I'll start the shelf for this jewelry box by gently planing off the tips of the fingers on my right hand."
Posted: 2:11 pm on April 11th

rblondeau rblondeau writes: oops, I just tooted...
Posted: 2:04 pm on April 11th

kingmanson kingmanson writes: "Let's see how can I win that editor's contest for the most comments on a blog entry? Hmmm..."
Posted: 1:48 pm on April 11th

kingmanson kingmanson writes: "Let's see how can I win that editor's contest for the most comments on a blog entry? Hmmm..."
Posted: 1:47 pm on April 11th

rondeal rondeal writes: Grooving down the line with handmade grooving planes!
Posted: 1:10 pm on April 11th

Mjsworkshop Mjsworkshop writes: Handmade grooving planes deserve a groovy shirt!
Posted: 11:08 am on April 11th

MLeach MLeach writes: Some people check to see if their blades are sharp by shaving the hair on the back of their hand. Me, I use my head.
Posted: 10:37 am on April 11th

Gortyn Gortyn writes: And that is how a fingernail plane works...
Posted: 10:12 am on April 11th

ss3e55 ss3e55 writes:
$20.00 A BOARD FOOT...

IT'LL BE ALRIGHT, IT'S JUST A STUPID GROOVE

- YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY -

"DON'T LOOK DOWN...JUST DON'T LOOK DOWN!!!"
Posted: 10:07 am on April 11th

okahun okahun writes: "Gee I hope I did this right"
Posted: 9:59 am on April 11th

1952GMC 1952GMC writes: No I don't know how much wood a woodchuck would chuck.
Posted: 9:42 am on April 11th

salamanderseth salamanderseth writes: sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
Posted: 8:22 am on April 11th

labolle labolle writes: What do you mean, "I have more hair on my arms than on my head?" The camera is supposed to be focused on the planes, isn't it?
Posted: 7:48 am on April 11th

labolle labolle writes: Are you sure we should be using plywood for this? Planes work best with solid wood.
Posted: 7:42 am on April 11th

MKenney MKenney writes: Nice work so far folks. Keep them coming.
Posted: 7:42 am on April 11th

JSteiner JSteiner writes: Look ma, no power tools!
Posted: 7:41 am on April 11th

labolle labolle writes: Matthew Kenny's new planes are groovy.
Posted: 7:39 am on April 11th

labolle labolle writes: It's really easy to get in a groove with these new planes by Matthew Kenny.
Posted: 7:38 am on April 11th

labolle labolle writes: These new planes by Matthew Kenny are just groovy.
Posted: 7:37 am on April 11th

brian_g brian_g writes: To groove or not to groove...that is the question.
Posted: 6:35 am on April 11th

brian_g brian_g writes: Get in the groove...the right groove
Posted: 6:34 am on April 11th

arsenal arsenal writes: Go ahead Al - make my day!
Posted: 4:41 am on April 11th

arsenal arsenal writes: Hello Al!!
Posted: 4:38 am on April 11th

BPT BPT writes: "Make a set of "groovy" grooving planes with Mat Kenny
Posted: 12:13 am on April 11th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Uh, this is a GROOVING demo; if you want splines for the box we'll have to change sets
Posted: 11:53 pm on April 10th

arubin arubin writes: Match-making for woodworkers
Posted: 10:33 pm on April 10th

spectel spectel writes: "Planely Groovy"
Posted: 10:01 pm on April 10th

Mike7 Mike7 writes: Hey look, they make grooves!
Posted: 9:58 pm on April 10th

spectel spectel writes: 'To groove or not to groove', that is the questions!
Posted: 9:44 pm on April 10th

dwmmd213 dwmmd213 writes: Kenney reacts as Pekovich informs him (again) that, like tenons, grooves can be cut faster and more effectively on the table saw or router table.
Posted: 9:18 pm on April 10th

erik_carroll erik_carroll writes: That's right, I'm getting my groove on.
Posted: 7:32 pm on April 10th

BPT BPT writes: "This set will get you grooving"
Posted: 5:18 pm on April 10th

moreberries moreberries writes: Measure twice groove once
Posted: 2:43 pm on April 10th

kenrup kenrup writes: I have to plug them in?
Posted: 1:36 pm on April 10th

DaveBrix DaveBrix writes: Howz about.... "just, workin' with wood and feelin GROOVY!!!

Ta da da daaaa da daaa da, feelin groovy.....
Posted: 1:22 pm on April 10th

scotland22 scotland22 writes: WHAT! Your giving my planes away?
Posted: 1:16 pm on April 10th

Laramie96021 Laramie96021 writes: An old 60's song "Groovy" says it best.
"just groovin, on a Sunday afternoon"


Posted: 12:18 pm on April 10th

stevenola stevenola writes: How would (wood) you like to a profile like this?
Posted: 10:43 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“Two simple ways to get into a rut.”
Posted: 10:36 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“It’s a great Gorge Charlie Brown.”
Posted: 10:34 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just ‘plane’ nuts.”
Posted: 10:34 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.”
Posted: 10:33 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“These grooves sure got me out of a rut.”
Posted: 10:32 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
”When you get a groove going, time flies.”
Posted: 10:31 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“I don’t dig staying in one groove.”
Posted: 10:26 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes:
“If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your ‘plane’ and move to another groove.”
Posted: 10:25 am on April 10th

mschror mschror writes: “Don’t furrow your brow, furrow your wood instead.”
Posted: 10:23 am on April 10th

cargab49 cargab49 writes: The Plane Truth... "I'll show you how to make this grooving plane if you stop playing that song, "Feeling Groovy"!

Posted: 9:33 am on April 10th

jockcameron jockcameron writes: Look folks - my new thin strip cutting jig!!!

Posted: 9:23 am on April 10th

MrBobo3425 MrBobo3425 writes: These simple grooving planes will add definition that is as smooth as my head...
Posted: 5:55 am on April 10th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: What's that you say ... that Aflac job is open?

... a groove is like a box of chocolates, ...

Did I ever tell you I made grooves to pay my way through college?

You young whippersnappers don't know nuthin bout grooves. Why I used to make grooves in three feet of snow to git to school, uphill, both ways.

I name all my planes you know. This one is named Pat.

You know, when I think about it, I can't believe I trusted anybody with a name like Madoff. It even sounds like he's going to take off with your money!

I remember my first box. It had the nicest grooves you have ever seen.

Fourteen trillion? And my share is how much? Maggie, how much is that per groove?


Posted: 1:08 am on April 10th

gwjones gwjones writes: His hippie days are clearly gone, but Matt keeps groovin' on.
Posted: 12:29 am on April 10th

bustndust bustndust writes: How Matthew got his groove on.
Posted: 11:21 pm on April 9th

jsilver jsilver writes: Because of financial pressures at the magazine, Matt decided to take on some part time work performing circumcisions. Here Matt shows us how he makes some great tips and the box he keeps them in.
Posted: 9:37 pm on April 9th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: Matt is "planely" in a groove
Posted: 9:32 pm on April 9th

tman814 tman814 writes: And THAT'S how I got my groove back!
Posted: 9:06 pm on April 9th

Fransikaner Fransikaner writes: "Now THAT will put a little hair on your palms!"
Posted: 8:23 pm on April 9th

ThreePuttJoe ThreePuttJoe writes: ...and if you plane enough grooves, you too will get guns like these.

Posted: 8:05 pm on April 9th

EdinSD EdinSD writes:
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 9th

EdinSD EdinSD writes: I'm in the groove, now!
Posted: 7:40 pm on April 9th

ladridi ladridi writes: "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Posted: 7:08 pm on April 9th

joe4wood joe4wood writes: We're giving them away? Yeah but i'm still getting paid to make them, right??
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 9th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes: I wonder if Norm ever wore short sleeves?

Posted: 6:35 pm on April 9th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes:
Posted: 5:41 pm on April 9th

brener9 brener9 writes: "Can I move yet?"

or

"Quick, find my finger!"
Posted: 4:19 pm on April 9th

Misfiteye Misfiteye writes: "Did she really say she wants to meet me?
Posted: 3:45 pm on April 9th

konaman konaman writes: In the shop getting my groove on!
Posted: 3:28 pm on April 9th

admin253 admin253 writes: How many saftey issues are possible with this bad boy. First, use to create tinder for bbq after saturating with flamable liquid of choice. Secondly, while planing groove; slip and remove section of skin shape that symbolizes religous or political motif of choice. And lastly beware the kickback its a doozey. Follow these easy steps and you too will enjoy the rewards of a job well done.
Posted: 2:17 pm on April 9th

tt1106 tt1106 writes: Really?....the naked cameraman stunt again....really?
Posted: 1:38 pm on April 9th

RundD RundD writes: ...but luckily I now have this adorable wooden box with which I will transport my index finger in style to my local emergency room. Wish I had it for my left hand finger tips.
Posted: 12:39 pm on April 9th

acornbob acornbob writes: I'm so in the groove, I don't even need to watch what I'm doing!
Posted: 11:55 am on April 9th

a_e_b a_e_b writes: For this segment, I just finished grooving the side panel you see in the picture, when our new, well meaning, just-out-of-art-school camera says 'So, why are you putting grooves in drawer panels? I mean, all the drawers I buy already come with grooves in them.' You can see my response in the photo. We stopped shooting and had a little chat about how camera's drawers got grooves in them too.
Posted: 11:46 am on April 9th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: Oh man!!!!! You guys are killing me with these captions. Please stick to woodworking. I am sure you guys are better at woodworking than you are at comedy. No offense though.
Posted: 11:10 am on April 9th

James_bkf James_bkf writes: The plane truth is these planes are groovy.
Posted: 10:59 am on April 9th

NateC NateC writes: These plane irons hold an edge so sharp I can easily plane this highly figured maple even after shavnig my head with them.
Posted: 10:52 am on April 9th

leftylks999 leftylks999 writes: I know I'm in the groove, but you're gonna love this joke. A priest, a rabbi, and Chris Schwarz walk into a bar...
Posted: 9:21 am on April 9th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: It's a groove, NOT a rut!

Posted: 9:21 am on April 9th

Modulus Modulus writes: I like my planes like I like my women, very sharp and able to take a transparent shaving out of curly maple.
Posted: 9:13 am on April 9th

Petoskey Petoskey writes: I seem to have cut the Dickens out of my finger!
Posted: 7:40 am on April 9th

Petoskey Petoskey writes:
Posted: 7:39 am on April 9th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Do you think they can tell I'm not wearing pants?
Posted: 7:34 am on April 9th

9michael9 9michael9 writes: Looks like a pushover plane to me.
Posted: 7:16 am on April 9th

fussy fussy writes: Oh, I'm supposed to PUSH it?
Posted: 2:10 am on April 9th

rsetina rsetina writes: This is way more groovy than a shaper.
Posted: 1:25 am on April 9th

mnwoodworker mnwoodworker writes: Yeah the irons are sharp, what, you test it with your arm hair-that's the silliest thing I ever heard!!
Posted: 12:10 am on April 9th

maxism maxism writes: "Here's lookin' at you groove"


Posted: 11:59 pm on April 8th

Kbels Kbels writes: After this shot, I got to put the blade in the right way!
Posted: 11:01 pm on April 8th

MGWOOD MGWOOD writes: "I totally just ran over my fingers, didn't I..."
Posted: 10:51 pm on April 8th

towel towel writes: Now if the plane skips out of the groove (like an old 45 record) just put more weight on it......I think......yea that should work....
Posted: 10:37 pm on April 8th

a_e_b a_e_b writes: Slick Plane? Uh, no camera...here, pull my finger...
Posted: 10:27 pm on April 8th

dooby1975 dooby1975 writes: As Richard Simmons would say "Sweating to the Groovies"
Posted: 10:08 pm on April 8th

JackCA JackCA writes: "Move over T Mac, T Chisel, or whatever your name is. I'm ready for prime time!"
Posted: 9:58 pm on April 8th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Here I will show you how to use a tool that Norm has never seen. If enough of you readers like this I will be able to buy the sleeves for my shirt and I will look just like him. Shoot, I forgot the most important thing. Please remember to wear these safety glasses.
Posted: 9:56 pm on April 8th

wallachuck wallachuck writes: If anyone calls this a dado, you may leave the classroom now!
Posted: 9:06 pm on April 8th

guitabuf guitabuf writes: Our Grooving Planes ARE simply described as "the grooviest"
Posted: 8:48 pm on April 8th

GLJacobs GLJacobs writes: Say I look like Moby again....come on Asa, SAY IT!
Posted: 8:23 pm on April 8th

michaelpowe michaelpowe writes: You won't be sticking out your tongue to this groovy set of planes.
Posted: 8:16 pm on April 8th

mcnervy mcnervy writes: Its going to take a lot more then hand planes to make this guy groovy, his next project should be goofing planes because this cat is straight goofy
Posted: 8:13 pm on April 8th

Hub Hub writes: No this bottom will fit in the box, just one or two more passes and......
Posted: 7:35 pm on April 8th

APO APO writes: "This is just plane simple"
Posted: 7:14 pm on April 8th

dmessent dmessent writes: "FWW Senior Editor Matthew Kenney reacts as a production assistant (out of frame) informs him that he's grooved the wrong side of the workpiece for the *third* straight time."
Posted: 6:42 pm on April 8th

wingdam wingdam writes: For my next trick, I'll shave off my other fingers.
Posted: 6:27 pm on April 8th

EngrMike EngrMike writes: Just a little bit more, and my fingernails will be just right.
Posted: 6:22 pm on April 8th

KendallTaylor KendallTaylor writes: Even your wife will understand why you need these planes!
Posted: 6:11 pm on April 8th

Farkled Farkled writes: How about "Groovin' with Grooves"
Posted: 5:47 pm on April 8th

David H David H writes: Another "Against the Grain" game? Nope, with these two little planes, you'll be grooving with the grain -- always!
Posted: 5:20 pm on April 8th

HayesFurnitureDesign HayesFurnitureDesign writes: Okay how does this work? Ummm.....ok insert finger here, push forward, bring back, and repeat until satisfied. Sweet!
Posted: 5:18 pm on April 8th

Mailman14 Mailman14 writes: "I'm sure these work better if you let the blade out a little."

"Have you taken the photo yet?"

"Hurry up, I can feel blood..."

Any or all of the above!
Posted: 4:03 pm on April 8th

WOODSRUNNER56 WOODSRUNNER56 writes: SUPER GLUE ON THE HAND PLANE REAL FUNNY REAL FUNNY GUYS.
Posted: 4:02 pm on April 8th

WOODSRUNNER56 WOODSRUNNER56 writes: MAN THIS PICTURE IS WORSE THAN MY DRIVERS LICENSES. WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE TELL ME?
Posted: 3:38 pm on April 8th

WOODSRUNNER56 WOODSRUNNER56 writes: BOSS THE PLANE THE PLANE
Posted: 3:34 pm on April 8th

fastronnie fastronnie writes: "Are you serious? No way am I taking my shirt off or getting on top of this bench. Guys, I really don't think the new photographer from Vogue is working out!"


Posted: 3:33 pm on April 8th

stroop stroop writes: LOL,... i can't believe i'm doing this,.. from the old song: "Feelin Groovy",...Groovy,Groovy,.....


Posted: 3:12 pm on April 8th

Vinny7 Vinny7 writes: "Come to my shop...brothers and sisters...you too will experience the groove..."



Posted: 3:10 pm on April 8th

JamesMichaelFurniture JamesMichaelFurniture writes: Seriously? You just did'nt ask me if I actually made these myself?

Posted: 3:09 pm on April 8th

MKenney MKenney writes: None taken. I was the third of four children. I can definitely take some good natured (and not-so-good-natured) abuse.
Posted: 10:48 am on April 8th

Red_F Red_F writes: No offense Matt
Posted: 8:23 am on April 8th

Red_F Red_F writes: "Calm breaths. Don't look down. I'm sure my thumb is fine...
BILL!! Bring the gauze, I did it again!!"
Posted: 8:23 am on April 8th

phiflint phiflint writes: I was trying to come up with something clever about how the planes could also be used to shave your head but after reading JLYoung's suggestion, I think you have to give it to him.
Posted: 11:55 pm on April 7th

JaredEgg JaredEgg writes: "To groove or not to groove...--Are you kiddin'? That's no question at all with these guys!"
Posted: 10:29 pm on April 7th

jlecomte jlecomte writes: Eureka! That hair loss product will help me get my groove back on!
Posted: 10:16 pm on April 7th

JPSzcz JPSzcz writes: "Hey... HEY! I'm down here Buddy! Typical Kenney, always hamming it up for the camera." - grooving plane
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 7th

Hitch1 Hitch1 writes: Goovin'on a Sunday afternoon.
ala the Young Rascals???
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 7th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: get your grove on when you use these grooving plane to make her a jewelery box.
Posted: 2:08 pm on April 7th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Look deeep into my eyes........Subscribe...to...Fine... Woodworking.
Posted: 1:41 pm on April 7th

mcsquared mcsquared writes: Don't these little planes make my hands look HUGE!?!?
Posted: 1:22 pm on April 7th

tsangell tsangell writes: Chris Schwarz said WHAT?
Posted: 12:55 pm on April 7th

RichAM RichAM writes: "Warning: These planes that work so smoothly, they may induce a hypnotic state"
Posted: 12:07 pm on April 7th

jdmaher jdmaher writes: Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon

It was Sunday, wasn'y it?

Posted: 10:23 am on April 7th

JLockard JLockard writes: "I'm too sexy for my plane, too sexy for my plane. Two planes going to leave me." (With apologies to Matthew Kenney and Right Said Fred)
Posted: 10:03 am on April 7th

saschafer saschafer writes:
"Could you get me a bandage? I just planed off the tip of my right index finger!"

Posted: 9:47 am on April 7th

woodfiller woodfiller writes: This is just 'plane' groovy...get it? Get it? Tough crowd.
Posted: 9:31 am on April 7th

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