Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Making Moldings With Paired Planes

with Matt Bickford

July 27 - 28 , 2019

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Making Moldings with Paired Planes

with Matt Bickford

July 27-28, 2019

Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Materials Fee: $60

Required Tools: See Below

Registration Information

Total cost is $335; $275 Ticket and $60 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To sign up, click the 'Buy' button above or call: 800-327-2520. A non-refundable $125 advance deposit is required at checkout; full payment is required 30 days before the workshop. In the event that a Workshop needs to be cancelled, we will contact you at this time. For more information call or email us.

Note: For customers unable to take projects with them, shipping charges apply.


Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting close to the moulding profiles you want. Learn how to use some of the most common moulding planes of the past to get the exact detail you crave in the present.

From layout to execution, this weekend class will focus on creating various moldings with these extraordinarily versatile planes. We will lay-out and ultimately stick (plane) several moldings that will range from simple coves and ovolos through ogees, cymas and various combinations.

The class will focus on hollows and rounds sized 6 and 10 along with a rabbet plane. Students will have the opportunity to bring their own performing planes or they may use newly made planes by M. S. Bickford, planemaker. Students will also have the opportunity to use a larger range of planes.

Each student will leave with the moulding for a picture frame and the ability to transfer mouldings he or she sees in person or print into wood and onto their project.

About the Instructor:

Located in Haddam Neck, CT, Matt Bickford is a planemaker specializing in wooden moulding planes. Along with contributions to various woodworking magazines, Matt is the author of Mouldings in Practice and is featured in a Lie-Nielsen produced DVD with the same name. Matt has taught the skill of using wooden moulding planes to students across the country.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Note: The list below references tools Lie-Nielsen carries, though you are welcome to bring tools from other makers.