I have been wondering how old wooden planes were made. All I see in today’s articles call for the cutting off of cheeks, cutting the remaining blank into two pieces, preparation of the ramps, etc., and regluing the whole thing with index pins.
On the few antique planes I have, I don’t see glue lines where the cheeks meet the throat, so, how were these planes constructed, with the difficult throat and mouth openings? I assume machines had to be used for some actions, like making the recess for the cap iron screw. Any help or resources would be very much appreciated!