So I made a new plane today….actually, 5 of them, but this is the only one that’s nearly finished. It’s australian blackwood with an african blackwood wedge.
The mouth on the plane is minute – right now it has a mock iron, soon it will have a hock iron.
The screw isn’t necessary for tightening down the wedge – it’s really meant for look and also for use in cases where one is planing extremely hard woods that might cause the wedge to loosen. The angle is bedded at 25 degrees; with a 25 degree bevel on the iron this will make for an effective cutting angle of 50 degrees.
That’s it for the moment.