My planing beam kit has arrived ! Looks like Mark at Plate 11 has done a great job, and he’s given me good instruction on how to build it. Very happy so far.
The first step is to chamfer the edges a bit, while doing so I took a few photos.
You can see I’m using two of Veritas’ planing stops at 90 degrees to position the work (in this case, one of the feet). That’s working well so far and I hope that will be my primary setup for planing almost any shorter workpiece. The dog holes should allow me to use the long planing stop at several different places along the beam, depending on workpiece length – or I could use a pair of dogs if the piece is very long.