I sacrificed a 1½” chisel to make the plane iron. Well, some form of sacrifice seemed appropriate for a Roman plane! It cut up quite easily with the angle grinder/cutting disc.
Contours taking shape with the grinding disc.
I used the throat cut-out to stiffen up the assembly when I riveted the cross-pin in place. I was quietly pleased with that bit of resourcefulness!
Roughing out a wedge..
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