Watch This Before Buying Molding Planes for Woodworking

Watch This Before Buying Molding Planes for Woodworking

What are Molding Planes? Joshua shares advice on which 3 molding planes to start with. Here’s the accompanying article (with brand recommendations):

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  1. Criminalizeverything on May 6, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Humanity in a world of inhumanity

  2. TheTranq on May 6, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Very cool. The sharpening intimidates me as it seems like I can’t even get my bench planes as sharp as I’d like

  3. Rebecca Donaldson on May 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Please, OvOlo is spelled and pronounced with the emphasis on the second O.
    It is NOT pronounced OvERlo.

    Similarly, "Shop" is spelled and pronounced with an O.
    It is NOT pronounced ShAp.

    Why oh why do Americans ALWAYS get Hollows and Rounds BACKWARDS?
    A Hollow plane creates a HOLLOW (Concave) profile.
    A Round plane creates a ROUND (Convex) profile.

  4. A T H Mostafa on May 6, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Mr jashua , thanks very much , I learned a lot from this video 👍 .

  5. Marion Foster on May 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    HeyJoshua, I built a workbench out of 1 1/2inch maple and the holdfast worked for a little bit and then they seemed to have gotten lose? And now they wont hold. Is the thickness a problem or is it something else? ,

  6. IronFungus23 on May 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Gorgeous planes! I think that my wallet and I are not going to be on speaking terms after today! Flea Market here I come

  7. jimfromri on May 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Side beads are so much fun I’m always looking for an excuse to use them. Great video!

  8. ikust007 on May 6, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    I agree … a Stanley 45 ain’t easy to play with .

  9. Luiz Gabriel on May 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Reslly like the video and information it contain. However, there was too many ads…

  10. Salo Kin on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Great video. The only thing worth adding I would suggest, is that with certain types of moulding planes it can be easiest to start the cut near the far end of the board, and gradually extend the cut backwards as it deepens, rather than start at the near end as you would normally do when bench planing.

  11. Jerry Stark on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Another interesting, informative, and thoughtful video. Thank you!

  12. Ralph W Cansler on May 6, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Philipp Boetcher on May 6, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Woah, didn’t expect it to be so interesting and insightful, thanks for the great video!

  14. Michael Ostrander on May 6, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Great video! Very informative. This certainly gave me some info and insights that will help me build more interesting furniture.

  15. ikust007 on May 6, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you so much sir !

  16. ZeeZ on May 6, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    They had style and culture in times gone by. Progresvis a discrace sometimes

  17. John Skelton on May 6, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Interesting thank you

  18. The Gourmet Motorhome on May 6, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Nice video thanks, half the fun is finding these old moulding planes, with a history attached to them also. They are terrific value for money too. U.K.

  19. M Cameron on May 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Do you use sliding dovetail planes?

  20. Green Building on May 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Very informative video very useful and pleasure to watch 😎👍

  21. mark goode on May 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  22. yiyo pecas on May 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    thanks for your time and info.

  23. deemdoubleu on May 6, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Very informative thank you

  24. Harry Chisholm on May 6, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Very nice explanation. Always something to learn. Thanks

  25. Phil Cooke on May 6, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Very interesting, great information, well presented. Thank you.

  26. gA on May 6, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all that information Joshua, much appreciated.

  27. Buddy Floyd on May 6, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve been a cabinetmaker for 46 years and have about 250 bench and molding planes. This is a very good video unlike most on the web. Thank you for making this. Oh, I love my # 45 and #55 . The #45 stays set up with a 1/4" straight iron for drawer bottoms in the side and front of a drawer.

  28. Mike Edwards on May 6, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    What an amazing video – thank you. I would be grateful if you could suggest how to workout how to identify particular molding plane profiles to enable one to buy dedicated molding planes to match restoration projects. I’m restoring my original 1890s timber sash window frames and I need to replace some deteriorated bottom rails. The window frames have a simple rebate/oval/rebate mold around the edge but I’m not sure how to go about finding a molding plane that matches so that I can fabricated replacement rails. Any suggestions would be very gratefully received. Thanks again and best wishes.

  29. Sam Powers on May 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Bill Anderson has been an inspiration for many years. Thanks Joshua. My 3/16” boxed side bead plane is by far my favorite and most used molding plane.

  30. MC's Creations on May 6, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Fantastic video, Joshua! Thanks a lot! 😃
    Sorry I could only watch it now… Because I was traveling. It was elections here in Brazil. 😊
    Anyway, stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊

  31. Donald Johnson on May 6, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    There’s no reason to start with a square top surface. Rip an approximate angle on the table or hand saw, and then run a backer board along the inside of the plane to keep vertical. You’ve saved yourself at least 50% of the time removing excess material.

  32. Thorn Hedge on May 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Very informative: Thanks!

  33. Joe Spilman on May 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Have watched several of your videos and find lots of information that helps in my wood working journey. Thank you joe

  34. jthadcast on May 6, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    lol, just pop down to my used molding plane store. 2yrs of looking at flea markets and garage sales i’ve never seen a single one.

  35. Andrew Spears on May 6, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    This was excellently presented Josh! I learned a lot and kept thinking about a set of moulding planes Ive seen near me. Thanks for making it clear and straightforward and even doing some demo. Cheers!

  36. The Bee Factory on May 6, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Just got into molding planes this past year. I inherited about 30 of them that belonged to my great great uncle. Most are from the late 1800s. A few are from the early 1800s, and there is even one from Francis Nicholson who was the first plane maker in the colonies. It’s from the early 1700s. Very nice. Still works great! I fixed it up and used it to make some baseboards for my child’s room. Feels so cool to use something with that kind of history.
    Anyways, molding planes are awesome and I highly suggest trying them out if you can. I must admit, when I got them, I was a bit intimidated, but they aren’t so hard to sharpen and use as they might seem. Just have to invest in a few slipstones and have some patience.
    So yeah, get yourself some molding planes. They’re good fun. Much more satisfying than my router table.

  37. Mickey Mouse on May 6, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, great video

  38. WildBlue Coast on May 6, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Thank You! Very inspiring and sparks a new journey that im excited to pursue!

  39. Franks DIY on May 6, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    That was just" Plane " awesome. Thank you for the explanations.I’m always looking for used ones that are affordable and this will help with my decision .

  40. Kevin Drevik on May 6, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    With the latest “purges” I’d prefer to view you on something

  41. ramingr on May 6, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Just in time!
    I have recently developed an obsessive interest in moulding planes and have gotten my first ones. For the moment I’m only playing with them and getting used to them, so thanks for this video!

  42. William Alan Photo on May 6, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    This was great info. Thank you!

  43. ikust007 on May 6, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I have learned much in such a short time with this presentation! Brilliant idea because now I want to see the whole class! Having bought another one previously , I know it will be simply… EXCEPTIONAL. Thank you .

  44. ikust007 on May 6, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Sir : a video on Saw Kerf and Frame saws….?