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#1 posted 10-07-2010 12:55 AM


Hollows and rounds, the way we make them, have a radius up to an inch and a half. Old bigger size British hollows and rounds tend to have a larger radius for a given plane size. One can, in theory, measure the width of a hollow or round sole and that should also be be radius of the arc the plane will cut but don’t count on this in the bigger sizes. As to American hollows and rounds, old American firms all seem to have had their own sizing system.

Hollows and rounds will do what you’re looking for if you find the right planes. Keep in mind that a hollow will leave signature tracks at the edges of the cut and you’ll want to clean up after them with a round. From the looks of your profile, I block or bench plane might do the clean-up.

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