An 18th Century Rarity in Use

cornice_planeJohn Sindelar, owner of the famous Sindelar Tool Museum, posted a link today from the European Woodworking Show that showed a cornice, or crown moulding, plane in action. I thought it was worth posting here because you see the planes everywhere but seldom see them in use. Thanks to John for bringing it to my attention. Enjoy!

—Chuck Bender

If you’re interested in learning how to make an extremely small (by comparison to the plane in the video) moulding plane, check out Tod Herrli’s new DVD on  “Making a Custom Ogee Moulding Plane”

7 thoughts on “An 18th Century Rarity in Use

  1. handtooldan

    For those who are intrested this is Richard maguire, also known to many as “theenglishwoodworker” on youtube, the man makes exceptional workbenches and is a pleasure to watch working.

  2. Bill Lattanzio

    It looks like it has wide set legs with heavy stretchers. My bench at home is only slightly larger than the bench in the video and never moves anywhere. I think that a stout base is much more important than a heavy top, not that having a heavy/thick bench top is a bad thing, but once the thickness hits the 3 inch range I think anything larger becomes redundant. But I’m no expert, nor do I pretend to be one.

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