.Old busted Al Merrick for free sitting around. Should I make a sign, a mailbox, or let’s spend a ton of time and build something I know nothing about. Yup! So cut it all up and thought paipo. Then a buddy of mine showed me his collection of 30+ hand planes. So I’d like to make him one. All of his are hand carved wood and he will appreciate the thought. It will probably be a really bad example but so far other than the mess it’s been fun. Looks like I might be able to get 3 from the blank. First one is the test dummy. You won’t hurt my feelings. Already have a new appreciation for builders. Tried some yellow streaks and tinted the lam with a different yellow. So far cutting the lap and holding it in place was the hard part.