Monday 10 February 2014

Sauer and Steiner K7 Complete!

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!


  1. OMG it only takes a perfect tenth of a thou shaving! You'd better love it. It'll take a while to smooth a board. ROFLOL.
    Beautiful looking plane. Konrad seems to get the absolute best Desert Ironwood there is!!!

    Bob D

  2. Hi Bob, I'm sure it will cope with a little thicker shaving than that, especially without a chipbreaker. Woodworkers are the biggest suckers for wonderful wood!

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