I used Matt Bickford’s Mouldings in Practice to do the lay out, a rabbet (rebate) plane and a No. 6 hollow to make this moulding. I also used milled on six side straight grained Sapele. Hopefully, the pictures explain the steps sufficiently.
So I got a few minuets at the end of my week of vacation to take my new rabbet plane out for a spin. Here’s my first attempt a simple moulding.
I poked around the internet to find information on how to make a picture frame with hand tools. So except for some information that Shannon Roger provided in his Hand Tool School, I wasn’t really able to find anything. Everyone seems to be making frame with powered routers. Que post.
Here’s the final product with Boiled Linseed Oil finish.
Finished all the dovetail (except for the drawer). Now onto the back rabbet and shelf dado.
I used my skewed rabbet plane and made a rabbet (a slot) for the back boards to go into. I had some left over tongue and groove fir that I will use as the back boards to the case (see picture).
Fun, fun, fun!
Party shavings and a rabbet plane!