Walnut + Ipe

Had a few minutes today to get started on the razee style jack plane.  One of these blocks will form the body, the other will be ripped in two and used as the sides. I've given some thought to the grain orientation as one of the blocks is half sap wood and the other is darker walnut. I feel the sap wood is visually interesting, i think I'll use it for the sides. 

Had a few minutes today to get started on the razee style jack plane.  One of these blocks will form the body, the other will be ripped in two and used as the sides. I've given some thought to the grain orientation as one of the blocks is half sap wood and the other is darker walnut. I feel the sap wood is visually interesting, i think I'll use it for the sides. 

Laminating on the ipe sole. 

Laminating on the ipe sole.