Rob Cosman's Drawer Bottom Plane
When I was making custom furniture I made and used my own planes to cut drawer bottom grooves. The plane was easier and more precise than using a machine. When I started teaching I made a few planes for my students and when I featured it on my drawer making DVD I began to get a lot of requests for them. Now you can have one too.
This plane cuts a 1/4" groove 3/8" up from the reference edge and 1/4" deep.
The body is made from Birch or Maple
The blade is 3/16" thick and 1/4" wide.
The iron fits closely in the mortise to minimize set up time.
Easy to set up: get the blade close, set the wedge hand tight, tap the blade to the desired setting and seat the wedge with a light tap.
Tapping the rear of the plane will release the wedge.
Best of all, nice and quiet!
What a great and useful groove plane!
I have a number of near-antique molding planes, but seldom think about using a single-purpose, dedicated plane in day-to-day work. This Drawer Bottom Plane is going to be the exception. It is just so useful, and so convenient that it is always set-up and ready to go. Quiet and smooth as silk, this is the way to make those grooves. Well worth the cost for a useful heirloom tool.
Super cool drawer bottom plane
Great out of the box, to cut drawer bottom channels with ease!
Okay, so obviously I am thrilled with the plane. This thing cuts like butter and is so easy to use. The workmanship is beautiful, and as a side note; it was so awesome getting a personal phone call from Rob himself. The call came in shortly after placing my order, and he said it was already packaged and ready to go. It arrived just a few days later. I’ve been working with it ever since. I absolutely love it, and won’t hesitate to order from Rob again. Peace!
Drawer bottom plane cuts great
I was able to plane two drawer bottoms with only having to strop the iron. Very sharp and delivered very fast. On top of it all Rob called me and let me know my order was shipped in person on the phone!
The tool works very well
The tool works great! It would be nice to have some kind of finish on the non-work surfaces because I've found that the wood is easy to stain.