Bill has made the case for the clock and was looking for a way to address the moulding. Custom knives were an expensive option.
Bill had seen Don McConnells' dvd regarding the use of moulding planes and called me to see if this was a viable option for him.
Bill came down to my shop Saturday morning. We completed the four mouldings for his case before 12:30.
I'm often asked how these tools are relevant in today's shop. "My router is much quicker" is a line I hear quite a bit.
Bill and I beat custom knives for a shaper by approximately 2 weeks 6 days and 20 hours. The total cost of making 4 completely custom shapes: $0.00 to the craftsman with these tools.
The first moulding we made (which was also the first time Bill used any moulding plane) was the crown/support for the hood. (Back row in above picture.)
Bandsaw followed by table saw (or rabbet plane).
Rabbet plane for the chamfer followed by #4 hollow.