What Is A Round Plane?

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A Round Plane is a woodworking plane with a round (convex) shaped sole going across the sole for the full length of the sole.

A round plane is primarily used for shaping and forming curved hollow (concave) shapes.

Planes curved the opposite way are called 'Compass Planes' or 'Circular Planes'.

There is sometimes an uncommon plane with a compassed and round sole.

Traditionally the round plane is a wooden round moulding plane that can be paired with a matching hollow plane to give a hollow and round plane pairing.

There were 18 different standard sized wooden round mouldings planes though a round plane isn't limited to these sizes or even being a wooden plane but it is generally what the term 'round plane' refers to.

Wooden round planes have been made since at least the 1600's and quite likely earlier.


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