Lie-Nielson has blanks for irons.
http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?catT8 and they sell a DVD on how to
make them "Making Traditional Side Escapement Planes"
Stanley had cutters for No 45 and No 55 planes for hollows and rounds and
they are still available in the used tool market.
1.0625" radius = 2 1/8" diameter.
By hollows and rounds I assume you mean what turners call coves
and beads (concave half round and convex half round).
I've got a #45 with a complete set of irons and the widest iron
is about 1 1/4".
There's a router bit referred to as a Box Bit that might do for
the "hollow" though I haven't seen one that's 2 1/8" in diameter.
Looks like LV blanks only go up to 1 5/8".
Might I ask what you need to do?
Clark & Williams do, but you're going to need deep pockets. I've
not used them myself, but Christopher Schwarz thinks highly of
Indeed, and I don't think I have the tenacity to save up for a set
as long as Christopher Schwarz did. I did just notice that Lee
Valley is going to have Asian made some hollows and rounds
available very soon, for what look to be a very attractive price.
Not sure if these are the same type as the ones Japan Woodworker
has. I do like that Lee Valley will have the option to buy the
whole set of 12 for $229.
: http://www.japanwoodworker.com/dept.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&dept_id 602
Now *those* are some great prices (the Lee Valley ones, I mean). Still,
they are a different design than the traditional European molding
planes, and I wonder how a person who is experienced in the traditional
designs (I'm not one of them, unfortunately) would compare the two.
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
I only have a bit of limited experience with molding planes, which
are of the traditional side-escapement type design. The biggest
difference I see is the Asian planes have the shavings go through
a mouth and throat instead of a side-escapement. Beyond that
difference, my guess is that both traditional molding planes and
these Asian planes would have a similar limitation. That limitation
being, they work best with wood species that have straight and well
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