This lessons objectives:
While it's very easy to rough out the finger pull, its the refinement that is the incredibly difficult bit. Without taking care at this stage, you will round off the corners of the cut out and it will loose its refined and crisp look. It relies on carefully following lines, slow and deliberate strokes with sandpaper, and a close attention to detail.
I used the coarse microplane rasp to rough out the finger pull which is an incredibly useful and versatile tool for many jobs. It not only offers coarse and fine options, but also comes in different profiles. All of which can be snapped in and out of one handle.
Side note: they also perform exceptionally well at grating cheese!
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!