Object Name
Plane, Grooving
Wood --Metal
Catalogue Number

L: 24.2cm W: 3.6cm H:15.5cm
a- L: 24.3cm W: 3.6cm H: 8.4cm
b- L: 17.1cm W: 2.9cm H: 0.8cm
c- L: 18.5cm W: 0.8cm H: 0.3cm


Wooden grooving plane with a metal fence consisting of 3 parts.
a- The body is rectangular and made of a brown hardwood. The top half of the body protrudes in the front while the bottom half protrudes in the back. A ferrous metal plate is attached below the front cheek and acts as a fence. 5 screws hold the plate in place. The sole is flat. The throat is centred and slopes downward toward the toe. Stamps on toe read: "CASEY & CO./AUBURN/N.Y."; "3"; "I BLOWER". Stamps on heel read: "I BLOWER"; "INCH".
b- The wedge s made of a hardwood similar to the body. It tapers to a point on one end and is rounded on the other. A small cut-out near the head allows for easy handling.
c- The iron is a long narrow piece of ferrous metal. The width is the same throughout. The cutting edge tapers to a chiseled edge. The width of the cut is 3/8".


Grooving planes are used to cut straight grooves, or rabbets, into a working piece. They are traditionally used for drawer bottoms or rear walls. They can be used in conjunction with tonguing planes, which create two parallel slits in a piece of wood. The grooving plane can then dig out the excess material and create a clean groove. Other names include dado planes, ploughing planes and matching planes when combined with a tonguing plane.