Mouldings in Practice turns a set of complicated mouldings into a series of predictable rabbets and chamfers that guide your hollow and round planes to make anything - anything - that has been made in the past or that you can envision for your future projects.
Working with Lost Art Press editor Christopher Schwarz and his team, Bickford has worked to make Mouldings in Practice a book that is accessible for even the beginning hand-tool woodworker. It uses more than 200 color illustrations and dozens of photos to explain how to lay out, prepare for and cut any moulding you can draw.
The first half of the book is focused on how to make the tools function, including the tools that help the hollow and round planes - such as the plow and the rabbet. Bickford also covers snipes bills and side rounds so you know their role in making mouldings. Once you understand how rabbets and chamfers guide the rounds and chamfers, Bickford shows you how to execute the mouldings for eight Connecticut River Valley period projects using photos and step-by-step illustrations and instruction.
According to Schwarz, "This book is, by far, the most complex thing we have published here at Lost Art Press, thanks to the hundreds of illustrations, photographs and geometry involved."
It has color illustrations with black-and-white photos, and it is printed on #60 white uncoated and acid-free paper. The pages are Smythe sewn to last a long time. And the book is hardbound and covered with cotton. As with all of the Lost Art Press publications, it has been entirely produced in the US.
Lost Art Press, 2012, Hardcover, 254 pages, Printed and Bound in the United States