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!
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 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.
Right out the box with no prep, made grooves for box I am building with little effort. Plane was sharp and very accurate. Professor Cos was right on the money with this plane. Think I will get left-handed one soon. Thanks for your effort Cosman team, well done.
Works like a charm the only problem is it does not remind me to cut the groove on the proper side of the drawer piece.
Very nice and works great. Much better than using the table saw to make the groove. I make the groove with this plane first and then layout the dovetails accordingly. The maple syrup was a real treat too.