Object Name
Plane, Round
George Mutter
Wood --Metal
Catalogue Number

L: 23.8cm W: 2.3cm H: 14.0cm
a- L: 23.8cm W: 2.3cm H: 8.3cm
b- L: 15.2cm W: 2.4cm H: 0.8cm
c- L: 16.5cm W: 2.6cm H: 0.2cm


A wooden round handplane consisting of 3 parts.
a- The body is rectangular is rectangular and made of a light brown hardwood. A cheek protrudes from the bottom half of the front body. A narrow mouth cuts through the cheek, sloping down toward the toe. The sole is slightly rounded concavely. Stamps on the toe read: "MUTTER"; "I BLOWER"; "W NORRIS". Stamp on the heel reads: "I BLOWER".
b- The wedge is made of a similar hardwood to the body. It tapers to a point on one end and is rounded in an elliptical form on the other. A cut-out below the head allows for easy handling.
c- The iron is a long, narrow strip of ferrous metal. It widens abruptly near the cutting edge. The cutting edge is rounded convexly. The width of the cut is 1/2".


Round planes are one of the basic molding tools. They cut convex circular grooves into a workpiece. They are found paired with hollow planes of the corresponding shape. They can be used for shaping, trimming and molding. They can be used in conjunction with other planes to create any shape imaginable. Sets of hollow and round planes are an essential part of a woodworker’s toolkit.