I've been busy working on a new toted smoother design. It's something I've had on the "To Do" list for quite some time and a customer has been chasing me to get it done. So here's the prototype.
Rosewood with a lignum vitae sole (the production model will have a brass sole, attached in the trademark Philly style). 50mm wide, 6mm thick O1 iron with brass screw cap. Pitch is 55 degrees. Oil and shellac finish. I'm also putting finihsing touches on my version of the Norris adjuster which will be available as an option.
The plane feels very natural to use. The Lignum sole is "interesting" - it is slippery and lubricates itself making for a very slick action. But I think the additional mass a brass sole will add will make for a better smoother.
I'll be starting on the first production model real soon - more pictures soon ;)