Time to work on the part where the hand meets the plane. What is the right name here? Frog doesn’t seem right, and it’s definitely not a tote. It certainly is the rear infill, but that name doesn’t address holding on to it. Anyway, this is an awkward size of plane. It’s a bit big for a one handed grip, but too small and bedded too low for a tote. I did model the profile of the back edge after a tote, sort of, with the hump that seats into the palm of the hand.
Some initial shaping.
See the relationship?
Deepening the grip
I don’t think I’ll be able to get my hand any further forward than this. Probably the front knob will see regular use.
Here are the hand grip forms, basically complete.