I’m mostly finished with the throat and bed. Most of the float work is finished.
I've inlet the strike button mortise. It will need to be deeper; more on that
Also, the Razee is cut out and marked for the handle.
Rear view with a better look at the Razee and the handle.
The handle will be inset with a sliding dovetail.
Once fitted, it will be glued in place.
The body is 12” long and 2-1/2” wide. The plane will utilize a 2” uncut iron.
The iron will be 3/16” thick 01 tool steel.
The piece of Katalox adjacent to the plane will be for the other parts.
Once the handle fit is completed, it will be shaped. I really like the handle
on my L-N 62 so I used it as a rough template.
I used my L-N violin plane to cut the chamfers and
chased them with a blunt chisel. The eyes were cut with a gouge and finished
with the blunt chisel.
The whole plane was treated to a coat of Alfie Shine.
Next to buff and polish.