Historical information

This was a specialized plane used for making the complex shapes found in wooden custom mouldings such as picture frames, architraves and furniture. The moulding planes were blocks of wear-resistant hardwood which were worked in the shape of the intended mouldings. The blade was formed to the shape of the intended moulding profile and secured in the body of the plane with a wooden wedge. The modern-day router would perform these tasks today.

Physical description

US elm base block plane.

Inscriptions & markings

"Millers Falls Warranted" on blade.
"M.D.W" carved on side