This is probably the last plane I shall make this year as the weather is getting colder.
It is made from a brass back tenon saw with steel sole and bronze bridge. the infill is made from a lignum vitae rolling rule. 4" long x 7/8" wide.
I have started to make a mitre plane using the blank side of the Hill Late Howel brass back, I have put some anchor marks to decorate the body. The infill will be laburnum.
This picture is to show the tight dovetails on the inside of the body, no gaps.
A really tight mouth.
The infill will be laburnum, this picture shows the wood before planing.
The laburnum after planing.
I have completed the infill and decided to raise the back infill and the front.
When I came to rivet the body I had run out of rivets, I decided to use the handle part of rusty old needle files.
I have infilled the plane with beautiful laburnum.
I have raised the back and front infill.
I made a mitre plane many years ago out of a Towell brass back tenon saw, I bought saw to make another one, I like the deep Towell mark.
Most of the pieces except the bridge have been made.
This brass is so thick.
I have finish the body and the sole is ready for fitting.
I am pointing to the last dovetail that needs peening to show how much metal you need to form a dovetail.
I have put the plane together ready for the boxwood infill.
I have found a discaded piece of boxwood to use for the infill.
The infill and the wedge made, it is very pale boxwood. Just the iron to make.
I have finished the plane and applyed 4 coats of Peacock oil to the wood.