|Sketchup model (without shaping) of a coffin smoother|
|Side pieces showing abutments cut out|
I made my pieces a couple inches longer than final length so that I could drill holes at the ends and insert dowels to keep the parts aligned. The extra length was cut off later. I started by cutting the bed angle of 45° and a breast angle of 60°.
|Scrap triangle partially reinserted into the hole it came from|
|Marking the rear extent of the abutment with the plane dry-assembled|
|Temporary wedge in place for marking forward extent of abutment|
(The drill bit is just a spacer and there is a small wedge forcing the temporary wedge to the right side of the plane)
With the abutment lines knifed in, I sawed and routed the abutment, and cleaned up the saw cuts with a chisel.
|A first dry-fit with the final wedge|
|Managed to get a nice tight fit of the wedge (with iron installed)|
|Then I did more shaping of the lower portion of the wedge|
|Can you see the void area at bottom of wedge prongs?|
|Left side with area forward of the wedge prong relieved|
|Plane reassembled and a much smoother transition|