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shelly_b

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713 days ago

Okay, so i was watching tommy mac and when he went on his rough cut road trip the woodworker use and hand plane to do the edging. He had ones for all different kinds of profiles, ogee, rojnd over, etc… does anyone know where i could find them or how to make them? It just gave gave such a good finish and was quick. I live close to a machine shop that my uncle owns so im sure i could have a blade made but im just not sure about all the angles. I would rather buy one for now until i get sone spare time to make one….


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Don W

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#1 posted 713 days ago

There are all kinds of profile planes from wooden to Stanley style #45. I bought a set of about 50 at a fleamarket.

The only plane making book I have is this . Its more for bench type planes. There are lots of projects here that show profile planes made.

Look at some of mads projects.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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shelly_b

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#2 posted 710 days ago

Thanks:) I had that episode DVR’d so I watched it again and they were calling it a molding plane…I would love to get some. I’m jealous lol I hope I come across some some day:!

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#3 posted 710 days ago

Moulding planes are also on my someday list – it’s insane that Don found the ones he did, but it’s like the lottery, I guess: Gotta be out there ‘playing’ to win. Never know when they’re going to pop up.

A complete #45 is a good gateway tool for cutting some basic profiles, and also serves as a fine plough and rabbeting plane. If you get a chance, study up on that combination plane before buying (so you know what to look for re: ‘complete’) and jump in. Good luck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 710 days ago

Lost Art Press just published a book specifically dedicated to using moulding planes… I have it and it is a great read!

http://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/08/13/id-like-to-thanks-matthew-sheldon-bickford/

Hollows and rounds are all you really need to easily to a crazy amount of custom mouldings, and with a bit of effort they are out there for purchase….

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shelly_b

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#5 posted 705 days ago

awesome than you! I will def be getting that book!

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 705 days ago

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shelly_b

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#7 posted 704 days ago

those are very nice waho6o9, but VERY expensive…if i ever hit the lottery i will for sure get them!

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12strings

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#8 posted 704 days ago

http://www.planemaker.com/

At this link you can see the book called “making traditional side escapement planes…this is the book that Matt Bickford says got him started…so there you go…

I would also be interested in making a few of these…but the book is $40, and I’m still working on tuning up a vintage wooden rabbet plane…and I have no good way to work metal.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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sikrap

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#9 posted 703 days ago

Matt Bickford’s planes are OUTSTANDING!!, but they are kind of pricey. I see old wooden molding planes all the time at auctions, flea markets and even garage sales. I’ve picked up a few molding planes and several hollows & rounds. While they are a joy to use, they aren’t all that much fun to sharpen. Is there a particular profile you’re looking for?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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paratrooper34

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#10 posted 700 days ago

Shelly, I agree with the comment above stating all you need are a good set of hollows and rounds to accomplish an almost infinite amount of different moldings. While making the transition to hand tools, I got rid of my router setup and needed to have a way to make molding profiles. I went with a set of hollows and rounds that I purchased from the below website for $400.00 shipped. It is a fantastic set, and the owner of the business was really nice to work with. For example, the set included two #10 rounds but was missing the #8 round (a mistake in packing). He sent me a #8 and didn’t even want the #10 back. Highly recommended. There are a few other sources out there that offer the same and cost no where near the amounts from the site above. Good Luck.

http://www.antiquetools.co.uk/about.php

-- Mike

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Don W

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#11 posted 700 days ago

Shelly, I see these planes all the time when I’m out rust hunting. I seldom buy any more because I’ve got enough and I don’t get into reselling the wood bodies. If you let me know what your looking for, I’ll keep my eyes out for them for you.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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OnlyJustME

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#12 posted 699 days ago

The latest WoodWright Shop episode showed how to make moldings with those planes. Episode called Making Marvelous Moldings.
http://video.pbs.org/video/1771715934

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