It's a bird! It's a plane! No, really, it's a plane!
It needs a little finishing and sanding, and the blade needs to be honed a mite, and really I should probably get a new block of wood and start over, but I built this useful little tool today.
It's a chisel plane, and is useful for getting into tight inside corners, and cleaning up glue lines, flush cutting and other things a chisel can do, but with more control. I don't know if I will ever use it, but I made it for the very best reason - it looked like a neat sort of project. My reward will come in a few years when someone looks at it and says "Wow, how old is this relic?" and I can reply, "Well, we've been married 35 year...Oh! You mean the plane. I made that myself."
While I was doing this today, my son was spreading 1½ cubic yards of dirt around the lawn, and started cracking wise about the number of planes I have, why didn't I just buy one It'd probably be cheaper, etc, etc. He finally asked me if my plane could fly. I told him it would if he kept that up.
Everyone is a self-made person.