lock mitre planes?

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Forum topic by 12strings posted 01-22-2014 11:39 PM 934 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2014 11:39 PM

Silly question perhaps, has anyone ever heard of a lock mitre molding plane? would it be much harder to make than any other complex molding plane?

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 01:28 AM

I would think you would want it in a shooting type plane. Then you’d need a way to adjust it to get the “lock” correct.

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 01:36 AM

Never seen a plane that would do that.
Isn’t a lock miter joint a 45 deg miter with a tounge and groove parallel to the mating faces?

If you’re working with 12/4 material, a donkey’s ear jig and a tounge and groove plane Might be made to work.

Miter with a dovetail key may be more practical.

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