Infill Smoothing Plane
This plane took me almost 2 months to build. The sides are 3/16 brass and the sole is 1/4″ steel. They are connected by double dovetails which are peened together to produce a strong joint. The infill wood is bubinga with 3 coats of danish oil. The dovetails were cut by hand with a hacksaw and cleaned up with files. The only part of the plane i didn’t make was the 3/16″ thick Hock iron.
For anyone who has thought about building an infill plane, I strongly recommend taking the plunge. It’s very satisfying to know that you built a plane that should last a lifetime, and more.