Lets get back to these guys…
They were glued up months ago but before shaping and joinery lets square up the sides. I’ve now dedicated my Veritas BU jointer for this.
First the mortise for the parallel guide was routed at the bottom. My tenon cheek was off and required some tweaking.
Now for the shaping. Let me say that I have pondered this for quite a awhile. I really like the shape given in the plan. However, I thought something different would be cool, maybe something more angular, more George Nakashima. Yet, I like how the BC design echos the lever cap on a Stanley plane. I took it a step further and tried to stay true to the curved face of the lever cap.
Next, I considered mimicking the compound curved bevel on the lever cap but I chickened out and kept it perpendicular and simple.
As I was marveling at how well the band saw blade from highland woodworking works, I realized that I messed up the measurements. Disgusted and perplexed I left it for a few days.
-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali