I’ll let the handle shaping pictures speak for themselves.
This one may not be for everyone, but I’m comfortable with it.
A little blade tune-up and a pass or two with the burnisher(also from Hock).....
... and you’ve got a scraper plane.
First impressions are that the plane itself is a fine design. It feels good in the hands and is easy to adjust and use. I was reasonably pleased with the cuts I made but it is clear that I have to learn a little more about turning a burr on a bevelled blade. I’ve only ever done it on a square edge and I think I likely need to be more careful on this more fragile edge. I just held the blade in my left hand and passed the burnisher over it with my right. That works fine for me with card scrapers but the cuts I got today show signs of an uneven burr. That will be easy to fix. .... :-)
Thanks for looking in.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/