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Making crown molding with a complex molding plane.

858 days ago by mvflaim | 4 comments »

While in the process of building a Bourdonnais French style bookcase I needed to make some crown molding for the top. I wasn’t about to go out and spend money on some pre-made crown molding. That would be the easy way out. I have a boat load of antique molding planes in my shop, so I decided to put one of those bad boys to use. The first step in make making crown molding is to get the stock prepared. I ripped a couple of pieces of straight grained poplar 5/8″ x 2″ x 6′ long. It’s important to get wood with grain as straight as possible to avoid tear out caused by the plane’s blade. I then chopped off a section of one of the boards to use as a test piece. Placing...

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