Hollow and Round & Rabbet Plane Plans

We now have full size engineered drawings for the most common hollow and round planes and a rabbet plane available for purchase. These are copies of hand drawn prints done using traditional drafting techniques. Each size includes all necessary dimensions for constructing your own planes.

Hollow and round sizes available are #4 (1/4″ radius), #6 (3/8″ radius), #8 (1/2″ radius), #10 (5/8″ radius), and #12 (3/4″ radius).

The rabbet plane is 7/8″ wide.  Boxing dimensions are included if so desired.

These are not instructions on how to construct these tools. For information on that, We recommend the DVD Making Traditional Side Escapement Planes, by Larry Williams, that is available from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Or better yet, sign up for one of our classes on making hollow and rounds for a three day immersion into plane making.

We initially had the thought of adding tapered irons for these planes for sale, but have discarded that idea. We recommend instead purchasing irons  from Lie-Nielsen. We also offer quarter sawn beech billets for these planes. Sizes needed for each size are listed below.

  • #4, 3/4″ billet
  • #6 3/4″ billet
  • #8 1″ billet
  • #10 1″ billet
  • #12 1 1/4″ billet
  • 7/8″ Rabbet, 1″ billet

The photo at right shows the layout of the #4 size before dimensions and notes where added. All sizes are of similar layout.  Each print is 11 1/2″ by 17″.

Price per print is $15. We are offering a special price of $65 for the full set of five prints. They may be purchased by clicking the button below.

Hollow and Round Plans

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