Having spent a while practising double splayed dovetails, I thought that I might as well spend another week making it into a plane.
I think that I would need another week’s filing to remove some of the dents from peening the dovetails. So this is not the most refined, or best proportioned plane you will have seen on Homemadetools.net.
Placing the rivet holes during the early practice project caused some problems later.
At any rate, it looks better now, and although clunky, it works. It’s only slightly more clunky than my Stanley 78.
You may not be able to tell from the pictures but the infill has a two tone effect, which is a mystery, since the parts were cut from the same small piece of American walnut.
The nose tilts up to remove the blade for sharpening.
Or the nose can be removed entirely.
This is an old Sorby iron from a wormy jackplane. Most of it is iron, so was not difficult to file: until I got to the steel! That was hard! The plane is 40mm wide and the body is 145mm long by 48 mm high. The plane weighs just over 3lbs. (My scales are imperial, sorry)
There is no adjustment mechanism, that is beyond my ability. I just tap the blade a bit until it cuts right.