Konrad has kept me well supplied with photos of the progress of my K7 smoother and here's a selection.
He stamps his name with a hammer rather than a fly press and does a perfect job. Now is not the time to misdirect a blow or to get a double hit! (yes the voice of experience).
That's one solid lever cap.
With the mouth filed (and the blade sharp) the first test shavings.
That's a great looking shape, just makes you want to get hold of it.
And here's the wood shaped and sanded with the first coat of polish, that desert ironwood is amazing stuff!
I can't wait to get my hands on it!