Efficiency: this is one of my most popular clock designs and i used to cut it with a router and drill press, it would take 45 mins to an hour. i would first mark it all out, then use a router template to cut the lines and then a drill press to cut the holes. i carved this on the cnc tonight in 11 mins !
Spill plane in use. the tightly curled shavings exit the plane through the escapement hole in the side of the plane. straight grained pine works beautifully. this plane is being test cut before shipping. the spills will go in the box also.