Well the mouth is pretty close. I think I will try it first and then make it wider if I need to later. I added three brass pins to keep the infills secure.
I switched the spindle to the belt on my sander.
Then I started the flattening of the sides. I am happy the pins are blending in pretty well.
As you can see in this photo the plane is still wider than the blade. I think I need to change belts. The one on the sander now is getting old.
After I get the sides down some more I will work on the rosewood wedge that holds the blade firm.
-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon