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Making an Ovolo Moulding by Hand

11 years ago

Had to make a moulding for a cabinet I’m working on and I thought to myself.

“Self, people might enjoy watching this process”

my inner voice usually has some kind of accent

This will be carved in the next step for a cabinet I just installed at a local Episcopal church.  I wanted a larger ovolo profile than I usually go for so I had to finally restore a pair of vintage #14 hollow and rounds.  Actually there wasn’t much to the restoration other than regrinding the profile and honing it.  The plane body was in good shape already.

So, I present the simple step by step on how to make an Ovolo using rabbet and hollow planes.  Enjoy!

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