Today I started shaping the plane using my Ridgid oscillating edge belt/spindle sander.
Next I started working on the mouth. You need to keep it 90 degrees square to the frog infill. The blade needs to lie flat on the frog and protrude through the mouth just enough as to get the size shavings you desire. That means not making the mouth too wide.
I created a metal guide to allow me to cut a square line to start the mouth opening. This part of the plane making is going very slow. I found out it is easy to file/sand on one area and accidently file/sand on another area that you do not want to. The mouth/frog area is more difficult than I thought it would be.
Well I got pooped out. I will try to continue tomorrow. The mouth still needs to be wider and then I will add the brass rod supports for the infill and start sanding the sides.
-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon