This evening I finished an article for my website called “Molding Plane Basics”. This article is in response to the numerous requests I have received from readers and customers asking for advice on where to start with molding planes and asking for my recommendations for a good starter set. In this article I try to explain some basic types of planes and give some advice what to look for in a molding plane. I included a number of photos of the molding planes I use to illustrate some points. I have also included links to some YouTube videos I shot a while back showing some of these molding planes in use in my shop. As I mention in the article, I am by no means an expert- I have been using, repairing, and making molding planes on a casual basis for about ten years. As always, I welcome your comments, questions, criticisms, and corrections.
Thanks for reading!