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Carriage trade *LINK*

Kees
Nice work Derek, and it looks like you took a sensible aproach to this problem.

Just to give some background information on another way to do this kind of work. In the carriage trade they used all kinds and shapes of very short molding planes with convex or convave soles. Carriages were often more round then straight and they sure liked moldings back in the time. I remember seeing quite a few of these planes on the Roubo plates, but can't find them anymore. But here is youyube link from Caspar Labarre who uses a short convex hollow to shape some chair rails.

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