The sanding was done with grit 60 emery cloth, so the surface is not perfect yet, but like the base of the plane, there is no need to make a show surface and risk destroying it while riveting the plane together.
The front knob looks a bit big, but I think it is because the rest of the plane is not yet filled. I made it a bit longer than the base of the plane, so I'll have to trim that when it is riveted in place.
Now that I have gained a bit of experience with the Bubinga, I am going to try to make the aft infill and later the rear tote.
There was a discussion going on in the comment section of one of the earlier posts in this series regarding which type of wand that is best for a woodworker.
I am not saying that the wands from Olivanders' made out of ebony or holly with Phoenix feathers or griffins teeth etc. aren't good, but for woodworking my old time favourite is without any doubt pallet wood with a bit of hair from a Newfoundland dog.
If there should be any sorcerers amongst the readers of this blog, please feel free to comment on your personal favourite wand composition.
Front knob in place.
View from the other side.
Dipped in water to give a bit of shine.