Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition

Build a Round Bottom Molding Plane


Build a Round Bottom Molding Plane


Class Description

In this 2 day class, students will build a round molding plane. The work involves shaping a round sole on the solid beech plane, chopping an angled bed for the iron, shaping and heat treating a round blade, fashioning a shapely wedge to lock the blade in position, and tuning the plane. This is a useful tool for making moldings and shaped parts. The shape of the finished plane cuts a hollow. The plane making techniques you'll learn here can be applied to any plane you want to build in the future. 

For students who are taking the Coopered Cabinet to follow, it can also be used to smooth the back of the cabinet door. 


The school has a complete set of the common hand  tools at each workbench for you to use, and high quality specialized hand tools in the bench room.

However, Garrett strongly suggests that you bring your own hand tools. You’ll better understand how they work, how to tune them, and how to keep them sharp.


Students should have some experience with hand tool woodworking. 

Class Information and Registration

Class starts at 9:00am on the first day.
Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.
Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 10
Cost: $ 325
Materials Charge: $ 40

When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list. 

Level 2