I decided to summarize the Blacker Indent detail.
I don’t own a belt sander so I did this all by hand. I got a lot faster after the first couple.
First I cut the indent detail using a ramped jig. (sorry, I don’t have a picture). This is outlined in Darrell Peart’s book.
I marked a line 1/8” in from the edge all the way around the bottom and another line 3/4” from the bottom on all the sides.
I sanded the edge up to the lines with 150 and a big sanding block making a nice curve.
then I did the other side. I eyeballed the curves from the top to make sure they were fair and the same. I did the other two sides the same way.
After that I rounded over all the edges.
And here is what I was left with.
But this was the boring part. I had to sand 8×4=32 of these little details to round off the inside edges. The end grain part on the bottom was th most difficult. I wanted to keep it crisp.
I don’t have any fingerprints left :(
Sure looks sweet though. All 8 legs are done.
-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net