Reviewed By: I.Ball
Category: Old Wooden Planes
Tool Type: Wooden Planes
Plane Type: Ogee Moulding
The wooden ogee moulding plane is one of the more common moulding planes.
The wooden ogee mould has three main mould designs:
- Grecian Ogee
- Quirk Ogee
There are also combination moulds where a moulding plane has a form of Ogee mould along with another mould such as bead, scotia etc.
Wooden ogee moulding planes were produced in abundance probably for
close to 200 years from about the early-1700's to around early-to-mid-1900's.
This shows the ogee mould has been a popular choice for a very long time. Infact the ogee mould has been seen all the way back to the BC era making this mould over 2000 years old at least.
Ogee moulds are still popular today.
During this long British wooden moulding plane production time-span, a number of manufacturers have made wooden ogee planes, a few makers names include:
The makers mark is usually found on the front nose (though sometimes they have been removed and not to be mistaken with previous owners name stamps). If the plane is quite mucky or you hadn't realised, this is the place to look to try and identify who made it and if you wish to delve deeper there are a few books out there to help identify the age / date of the plane.
The authority of these books (at the time of writing this) has to be Jane Rees 'British Planemakers - 4th Edition'. The 'British Planemakers fom 1700 - Third Edition' is also good if you come across a secondhand copy.
<1700 - 1950's>
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