|This is how I carve a top. I start by drawing a line where the carve will begin.|
|Next, I use a Safety Planer to plane down the first step about an eighth of an inch.|
|Then, I draw a line to mark the edge of the next step.|
|After planing each step down about an eighth of an inch, I'm ready to blend them together.|
|I use a rasp and a lot of elbow grease to blend the steps.|
|Finally, I use a palm sander with some 60 grit paper to smooth out the surface. |
Later on, I'll sand it further with 80 to 400 grit.