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Moulding Planes

A moulding plane (molding plane in the US) is a specialised plane used for making the complex shapes found in wooden mouldings.

Traditionally, moulding planes were blocks of wear resistant hardwood, often beech or maple, which were worked to the shape of the intended moulding. The blade, or iron was likewise formed to the intended moulding profile and secured in the body of the plane with a wooden wedge. A traditional cabinetmakers shop might have many, perhaps hundreds, of moulding planes for the full range of work to be performed.

At the Vintage Tool Shop we buy as many moulding planes as we can find and are adding to this section of the shop as fast as we are able with new tools arriving almost daily this is a page to watch.