Just finished my third shop built hand plane. This one is by far the nicest, made from incredibly dense bubinga hard wood for the body, with a oak cross pin, and maple wedge. The iron is a 2 inch Hock Tools iron with cap.
The design was inspired by David Finck’s book, Making and Mastering Wood Planes. Done in the Krenov style, it was left relatively rough as a shop tool. I added some carved features to allow for a better grip, with a thumb divot and finger groove.