I mentioned earlier that I'm taking a hand tools class at the local community college. Mid term was to make a plane. Here's mine.
The sole is bloodwood, top is hard maple, blade by Hock. Sole has a few coats of paste wax, top has a couple of light coats. Its 14 inches long. Works pretty well, but I still need to tune the wedge and the retaining pin to improve the tightness of the fit.
The reason for the weird shape is that I tried to make it ergonomic, to fit my hands. The other students kidded me about my 'birkenstock plane." It does fit like a glove - literally. .
By the way, I don't usually plane on my MFT, but the bench is too crowded. Gotta clean shop today