Very little has been documented about molding planes – how they are used and how they are made. Larry Williams demonstrates the traditional method of making a pair of hollows and rounds from a solid billet, including blade making, hardening and tempering. Hollows and rounds are used in combination to make complex moldings. This unique work is interesting both as a historical record of hand tool making, as well as a guide for those who wish to make their own molding planes for use.
180 Minutes. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2007.
We also offer several related videos on how to use hollows and rounds to make complex moldings:
Sharpening Profiled Hand Tools with Larry Williams
Moldings in Practice with Matt Bickford
Traditional Molding Techniques: The Basics with Don McConnell
Traditional Molding Techniques: Cornice Moldings with Don McConnell
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