The wall clock is based on a panel encased on four sides with a housing.
Paul cuts the housing using a plow plane. I suspect it’s the easiest way to maintain accuracy around the four sides.
Unfortunately, plough planes are pricey. And, buying used isn’t always easy, many are missing parts. Different eras of the same model have incompatibilities among the parts that are apt to be missing or damaged. So it’s much harder to rehab when compared to a used chisel or #4 Bailey.
The situation may be different in England, but I’m not finding good examples of generally complete ploughs on eBay for the prices mentioned in Paul’s blog posts on the subject.
When asked, many sellers can’t even say whether their example has a blade (much less what size). And it’s unclear to me if any plough (e.g. weather stripping ploughs) will work for this job.
Usually Paul offers alternative methods based on availability of tools, but not in the wall clock build videos.
So my question is, is there another good way to make the housings for the panel, or should I put this off until I can purchase a good plough?
Give me your thoughts.
I Rick G.
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