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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ryle View Post
    Really impressed, and in cherry no less. Just a quick question regarding the planes used. Why are coping planes so difficult to find.
    . Thanks for the compliment- it was an adventure! David, I think Tom King, who has vast experience in restoration work, would have a more informed opinion, but I think sash by hand is close to a lost art. Most of the planes are old & they need adjustments to make them function. I used the coping plane often but I also used a fret saw & gouge to cope. I guess that when the muntins wete done by hand special sticking boards or templates were used to prevent tearout by the coping plane. Without such specialized techniques, it is often easier to cope the muntins with a saw & gouge.
    Last edited by Mark Rainey; 11-13-2018 at 12:28 AM.

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    I have made sash by hand for more than thirty years, but I have never used a coping plane. I don't think I have ever seen 18th century work that has been done with a coping plane. Given the choice between buying coping plane and buying another sash plane with a different profile, I would choose the sash plane.

    Coping planes were made in the 19th century, but I have also seen catalogs with many different sash planes and no coping planes at all. So I think that the reason coping planes are rare today is that not all that many were made.

    Nice work, Mark. Nothing looks better than hand made sash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Mickley View Post

    Nice work, Mark. Nothing looks better than hand made sash.
    Thank you Warren!

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    Very nice work!!!! Well done.
    Jerry

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    Great work Mark! I've never used a coping plane but would love to try one. I've always coped with a carving gouge.
    That's going to be a nice cabinet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bartley View Post
    Great work Mark! I've never used a coping plane but would love to try one. I've always coped with a carving gouge.
    That's going to be a nice cabinet!
    Thanks Jeff...when I coped with the carving gouge it was the usual outcannel gouge, that is the bevel is on the outside. I have heard that an in-cannel is better. Anyone with a strong preference?

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    Mark; have you seen the following video.

    http://kapeldesigns.blogspot.com/201...rame-from.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewie Simpson View Post
    Mark; have you seen the following video.

    http://kapeldesigns.blogspot.com/201...rame-from.html
    Yes, Stewie, thanks, I did watch that a few times. Jim Koepke also directed me to Roy Underhills shows where he does sash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Olexa View Post
    Very nice work!!!! Well done.
    Thanks Jerry!

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    Fantastic work, and enjoyed the video that was shared as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Hartlin View Post
    Fantastic work, and enjoyed the video that was shared as well!
    Thanks Matthew!

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