making a plane.
in birch, grown slowly, in a grove near town.
duplicate of the traditional oxhøvel,
which can be pushed by 2 or 4 hands,
most common in the 19th century.
tree cut by axe.
air-dried for stability,
sawn on band saw.
shaped by straight edge and square
to a block, and chiseled, hand sawn, from there.
I was not permitted to use a plane to make the plane...