I rummaged through some boxes of off-cuts out in the shed this
morning. It was a bit of a chore just getting to the shed, as the ice
storm we had last night froze the gate shut, and I had to
clamber over the fence to get into the back yard, and then
hammer the ice off the shed door to get in.
Found some nice maple and walnut turning blanks for Kathy. Found
some nice butternut shorts for the picture frames I am supposed
to be making for my niece.
Piling the wood on top of the fence,
and then slithering over, trying to catch the wood when it fell
down on me on the other side. Good thing it was only small bits
I won't bore you with the stock prep (it's mostly off topic
stuff anyways). I pulled out a few molding planes and made a few
samples out of some scrap white pine. I set up a Stanley #78
rabbet and fillister plane to rough out the profile.
removed the bulk of the waste in 3 strokes. Followed up with a
block plane to get closer to the finished shape.
The molding on the inside edge of the stock was done with a
plane made by Wheeler. IIRC someone told me Wheeler worked in
the first quarter of the 19th C. Not a bad tool considering it
is nearly 200 years old, eh?
Here is a short video to illustrate the action:
The outside edge of the stock was decorated with a bead. This
plane was picked up cheap at an antique barn. It is unsigned,
unboxed, and has no owners marks, but does have "1/2" stamped on
the heel. Looks factory made, and works great.