Wednesday, May 18, 2016


My favorite emails in my inbox always include a few pictures of successful work created with planes I made or by people who have read my book and put the process I describe to work.

I received several pictures from a customer, FF, a while back and thought that I'd include them here. You can clearly see the process followed below:

There is a moderate amount of work with the rabbet plane, but not too much with the profiled hollows and rounds.

I have said it before and I will say it again: the beauty of these planes is that you can embellish your work in the fashion you want. You need not rely upon your router bit selection nor Woodcraft's.

If you want to make a profile out of a single piece instead of building it up, you can.

FF may never make this profile again, but he will certainly use the same tools and the same process.

 Big and small, well done!

I will be teaching this process this weekend at Lie-Nielsen in Warren, ME. You will learn the process to make the profiles above and much, much more.