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Moulding Plane
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Title: Moulding Plane
Identifier: 989.6.12
Donor: Mr. Fred Heal
Item Date: 1900-1940
Condition: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A plane made of wood with a steel blade and a wooden wedge. A steel blade overlaps the lip on the base of the plane. Five screws hold it in place. There are four holes in the lip.

There are numerous amounts of moulding planes with different shapes. Planes were used for moulding architraves, door and window frames, details a cabinet work of many kinds, skirtings, and picture frames. Moulding planes were designed to shave and not cut. Many of the shapes are based on mouldings which occur in the classic architecture of both the Greeks and Romans. Tools were often stamped with more than one name marked on them. The manufacturer would stamp their product and often the store selling it would also mark their name. See: R.A. Salaman, "Dictionary of Woodworking Tools: c.1700-1970" (Newton, Connecticut: The Taunton Press, 1990), 332, 338.
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