Thursday, May 10, 2012

Moulding Profiles from Three Writing Tables

Homework time!

Take a look at the three sets of profiles below.

Think about what planes you will use. Where do the rabbets that guide the rounds belong? What about the chamfers for the hollows?

Stay tuned! The answers are coming.

These profiles are from Mid-18th century writing tables. Which do you like best? With hollows and rounds you have the option, along with hundreds of others.

Note: If this is your first time at this site, or if you've only started reading, I recommend that you start at the beginning of the blog back in Dec 2010. 


  1. Matt, this seems really straight forward(i.e. using hollow and rounds as you do.) Why would a craftsman want a dedicated plane if he can do everything with a set of hollow and rounds? I really look forward to getting your book.

  2. Mokusakusensei,
    I could not have put it better myself. I should put you on the payroll.