To me, this is a funny photo, I just hand pressed the blade to the frog and took some shavings on a piece of maple; I think the plane will work.
The sole is pretty much done, had do some [re]thinking about how to attach it to the body. I was going to glue it on but I need to take things apart (I just have to) so that wouldn’t work, then five screws but space is a bit tight and getting the holes on the sole and body aligned would be a PITA so two inline attachment points. Screws, by themselves, are no good for alignment or transmitting thrust (pushing the body pushes the sole which pushes the blade …) so the big thrust bearing at the front. ¼”x20 flat head screws keep the sole tight to the body.
I don’t like big gaping mouths, this one is 1/8″ (the blade is ¼”). If you are working an edge (eg adding a chamfer), it can get stuck between the blade bevel and the back of the mouth. The ramp matches blade bevel and is actually a pocket (the ramp would be longer than the bevel otherwise). It took me three tries to get it right, I had to finally make a CAD drawing because I had trouble visualizing what the numbers were trying to tell me.
I made some thread serts from 3/8″x16 all thread, ½” long, drilled and tapped ¼x20 (a pain to make) and epoxied them into the body. To keep the bearing from rubbing on wood, I glued in a piece of copper water pipe.
The bottom is covered with a skim coat of epoxy to give it added durability.