I been wanting to make one of these for sometime now. So with some down time today i made one out of oak.
I went to 4 hardware stores trying to find a new plane blade...HA Good luck. So i took one from a small plane and wire wheeled it for this cutter.
This is a working protoype cutter
Used brass deck screw to assemble, no glue. All the other hardware is SS.
Got it finished and inside where i will take it apart and use some butcher block oil on it.
Got 2 coats of oil on it, rubbed the blade down with lard and re assembled it. Tomorrow i will get some SS wing nuts.
Sorry i didnt write anything down, just built as i went.
Gotta try it on the LJ when its done.