Using Molding Planes with Matt Bickford – 06/22 to 06/23 – Hands-on Class


Materials fee * 


Using molding planes with Matt BickfordStop making compromises with your router. Stop getting close to the moulding profiles you want. Learn how to use some of the most abundant moulding planes of the past to get the exact detail you want in the Using Molding Planes with Matt Bickford class.

Using molding planes

Hollows and rounds do not make specific profiles. They make specific arcs. Learn to transform these various arcs into scores of varying profiles.

From layout to execution, this weekend class focuses on creating various moldings with these extraordinarily versatile planes. You’ll lay-out and ultimately stick (plane) several moldings that range from simple coves and ovolos through ogees, cymas and various combinations.

The class focuses on hollows and rounds sized #6 and #10 along with a rabbet plane. Students have the opportunity to bring their own performing planes or they can use newly made planes by M. S. Bickford, planemaker. Students also have the opportunity to use a larger range of planes.

Each student leaves with a stick (or two) of moulding for a picture frame and the ability to transfer mouldings he or she sees in person or print into wood and onto their project.

Course Dates:

  • June 22 – 23, 2019

A materials fee is required for this class.

The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm – the shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

The class is limited to a maximum of 8 students.

Call or email to be placed on the waiting list if this class sells out.

Buy both this class and Matt’s Making Molding Planes class and receive a discount on both classes*! 


Tool List

  • Plane hammer with brass and wooden faces
  • Small square
  • Circle template
  • Marking Gauge (ideally Tite-mark)

About the Instructor:

Matt Bickford is a planemaker in Haddam Neck, CT specializing in moulding planes. Along with contributions to various woodworking magazines, Matt is the author of Mouldings in Practice and is featured in a Lie-Nielsen produced DVD with the same name. Matt has taught the skill of using wooden moulding planes across the country.


*Limited time offer – ends 12/31/18


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