Well I selected the 2 pc method of construction instead of the easier 3 pc style because we have a really good woodworker here in Sacramento that loves to teach (Gary Foster, “GarySharp”) and he was teaching a class on making these planes. His instructions are really good.
First I selected the stock. All hard Maple with the correct grain. Milled it square and true and cut them in half. Then in the class I was able to make the interior cuts in the two smoothers. These I am shaping the opening for the blade. The next step is add the tote and glue the bodies together. I am stuck on what type of tote or end to put on these little planes. I’m just not sure which way to go.
-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真