When I first started building
planes I really had no idea what I was doing.
In my mind the most logical place
to start with it was to look at the types of planes I needed to
build for my work.
The planes that I use most often
are sprung sash planes. These are side escapement types that run
at an angle instead of vertically.
Sprung Sash Plane.
So when I built my first plane I
used the only sprung sash plane I owned as my template and made
all the angles to match. The plane worked and functioned as I
had wanted. I consulted with a couple of books, namely John
Whelanís book Making Traditional Wooden Planes and felt pretty
comfortable building this one type of plane after half a dozen
Sprung Sash Planes.