Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Kitchen cabinet molding
Response To:
Kitchen cabinet molding ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
Sometimes it is a bit awkward to reproduce machine moldings by hand and vice versa. I have sometimes been given a job making moldings for guys who own expensive molding machines and machines to make cutters, just because the design lent itself to hand work. In addition, for something like this I think making a stuck molding (as an integral part of the frame) would be easier.

A small ogee plane could make the right hand side of your molding. (I tried to see if the smaller ogee plane you show would be small enough.) And then a small hollow plane for the left hand side. Or you could make a rabbet on the right side and follow with small round plane and hollow plane.

Another method in hardwood would be to use a scratch stock, maybe with two different profiles.I think this would work well for an integral molding.

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