Bought my first molding planes last weekend at my favorite antique/junk shop. Just a few bucks. A couple wedges were broken and the blades needed to be sharpened. Restored the first one. Made the wedge out of some straight grain I pulled out of the firewood, which you can see behind it. I knocked it out with nothing but hand tools: axe & mallet, spokeshave, planes, coping saw, and a scraper. Surprisingly fast and easier than expected. These old school ways of working are fascinating to me. I’m gonna remake this wedge and the other I need to replace out of some cherry I found in the pile.