What Is A Bead Plane? What Is A Beading Plane?

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A Bead Plane or Beading Plane is a woodwork plane designed for forming beads.

Wooden bead planes were the most common wooden moulding plane available in a range of sizes. Wooden bead planes saw huge prominence 1700 - 1950, with their height being in the 1800's.

There were a few different types of wooden beading planes produced:

From the 1880's a new way of producing beads came about in the form of the multi-plane and the combination plane.

The multi-plane and the combination plane designs offered a bead cutter in various sizes.

Multi-planes were manufactured in great numbers for about 100 years in the form of:

Combination planes were manufactured in great numbers for over 100 years in the form of:


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