In order to make the plane into a skew cut, I had to saw off the sides. Doing so wasn’t the easiest thing. I was pretty happy with my results though – keeping within 1/16 of where I wanted to be almost the entire way.
Now that I’ve cut the skew, it’s time to reattach the sides so I can appropriately size the iron! So, I drilled a few 1/4” holes so I can use dowels to align everything. This way I can assemble the plane and properly fit the wedge, iron, etc…
Once it was all assembled it looked a little bit better. I tapered all of the dowels, that way it held together nicely.
Finally I took some time to start sketching out what I wanted the sole to look like. If I’m going to shape the iron I guess I should know what shape I want it to be!
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts