I made some cavetto moulding for a version of The Schoolbox I’m building. And because a cavetto is one of the easiest mouldings to make with a round plane, I decided to demonstrate the basics of laying out this moulding using a No. 4 plane.
Cavetto, which means “to hollow,” is sometime called a simple cove moulding. Some people also will call it a scotia, though that technically is a different shape. Check out the Wikipedia entry on mouldings to learn more about the names of the basic shapes.
The whole process to make this stick of moulding was less than five minutes. And, best of all, no sanding.
— Christopher Schwarz
Do you have a handplane ‘problem?’
I do. And that’s what drove me to write the book “Handplane Essentials,” a honkin’ big made-in-America volume that is a brain dump on handplanes: selecting, tuning and using them. It’s available in our store, with free domestic shipping.
My moulding planes are from Old Street Tools (formerly Clark & Williams). They are worth the wait.
I also am fond of those made by M.S. Bickford, and have a few fill-in sizes on order from him now.