|Osage orange plane blank with applied sole in Ipe glued on|
|The Osage orange blank viewed from the end on; doesn't look like much does it?|
|The center sections of two planes marked and partially bandsawn, awaiting further work|
The forward slope was sanded on a belt sander, the bedding slope on a strip of sandpaper attached to a slab of marble. We filed slight 90 degree bevels on the bottom of the bedding slope.
We measured and made crosspins (not shown) and rounded their tops.
Tomorrow we will drill the locations for the crosspins, install dowels in the front and back corners and glue the cheeks back onto the center blocks. After allowing time for the glue to set up, we will begin the process of shaping the blanks into something more closely resembling the planes we will take home with us.