Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Free Cyma Recta / Ogee Profile Moulding Plane Plans

Here is some plans I have had setting on the shelf and I finally got around to cleaning them up well enough to throw out here on the blog. Hope you like them.

This is a complex profile moulding plane featuring a 7/8" ogee profile just like I showed off in a prior post. It is a side escapement plane and is a very functional size. A 5/8" size is quite useful as well for general work. This should give you an idea of how to produce the other sizes if you follow the same principals of layout.

I highly recommend forming the profile of the sole before doing any of the other layout and cutting. It makes sure that the mouth is located at exactly the right spot. If you do it at the end then you may remove too much material getting the profile shape just right and then have a very wide mouth.

By the way I always cut the profile on a complex profile plane first whether it is a moulding plane or bench plane such as the raised panel bench plane. This is the opposite advice I recently saw in the article for the raised panel plane from Popular Woodworking. Try it both ways and you will see it results in a much better plane cutting the profile first.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE. (Click on the download button in the upper right corner of the new page to begin download.) These are offered as a free download intended for non commercial / personal use only. These are copyright protected. 

If I made any errors anywhere in the plans please let me know so I can update them.



  1. Excuse my ignorance Caleb, but how do you cut the profile in the plane blank before you have the plane? Reminds me of "who made the first tool"

    1. Bill,

      Perfectly logical question. I should have mentioned that you can cut the profile with a set of #8 (1/2") hollow and round planes and a rabbet plane. I would start by cutting to the depth of each element of the profile with a plow plane to create sort of a depth stop reference for when I start to cut the shapes out with the different planes.

      If you don't have a set of #8 h&r then I would start with making a pair of those first for your collection.

  2. The plans no longer come up in Dropbox, which is OK so long as it is what you intended.

  3. Ogee Profile Moulding Plane Plans gives me a 404 error.

  4. Hi Caleb, is it possible to get another download link for this plane? The link isn't good anymore