When I undertook the towell miter build, I didn’t know that it was to be the last plane I’d build entirely by hand. This plane, though, was the one that convinced me to hang out my shingle and start daed toolworks, the company. As a result of the flurry of activity that caused, I didn’t adequately document the final peining process, but having shown peining of the sidewall assembly, I think it’s more than clear how the process works.
What I didn’t show at the time, but should have, however, was the plane itself. So without further ado, here’s the completed Towell miter reproduction, five years after the build.
It’s a tad patinated, and suffered a chip to its wedge during my shop move, but it’s still a very solid plane. In fact, if it has a downside it’s that it’s a mite too solid. At over seven pounds, it’s a beast of a tool – but it’s unhesitating as a shooting board plane.