Smoothing plane - Krenov style

This is a smoothing plane in the style popularized by James Krenov. The body is Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) and the pin and wedge are some non-domestic wood that I acquired in a pile of offcuts from another shop. The iron was given to me be my blacksmith friend Jeff Gawell. It was cut off a knife of an industrial plane of some kind.

I bedded the plane iron at 62.5 degrees, hoping to use it for woods with difficult to plane grains. Turns out this steep of bed angle works, but the action is more like that of scraper plane - the shavings also look more like scraper shavings than planed curls.

This was the my first attempt at this style of plane, and I am pleased with the results.