The small plow plane from Veritas has quickly made it’s way to the top of my list of “favorite tools”.
It’s so easy to use, and like a good “speciality” tool should do, it does its job extremely well. So well in fact I’ve actually wasted time debating whether I should or shouldn’t use it in place of a stacked dado blade or a straight cutting bit on a couple of projects recently!
For those of you not familiar with a plow plane or what it does. A plow plane is used solely for the purpose of cutting grooves along the length of a board (with the long grain). You can cut them on the face or on the edge of a board and as I’ll demonstrate you can even cut them on the ends of a board.
Typically you won’t use a plow plane to cut a dado across the width of a board. The lack of a nicker to score the wood fibers will result in a horribly torn out surface. Of course as I demonstrate today, there are ways around that.
Congrats to this week’s schwag winner…Michael Rogers!!
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