Principal shaping tools: air powered carbide burr and electric sanders, both orbital and RO.
Hand tools: half round Microplane, two Nicholson files (49 and 50) and a fine, round file.
Discoveries: Only one, really, Where the back leg meets the block there is, before shaping, an acute angle. Next time I will add a piece to the leg there so I’ll have a smoother transition to the block. Small item, but it may become a signature feature which you can copy all you want! (In the spirit of Sam.)
Adhesive is quality epoxy. I wiped it down with lacquer thinner after discovering that I had no acetone. Next time I’ll be properly solventized.
Random shots of this stage:
I made a note to self: Make sure the riser blocks have nice horizontal grain patterns. I got lucky on these.
Next: The Arms
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"