Shaping the Pulls
After cutting out the pulls, rough-shape them on your oscillating-spindle sander.
Sanding with Feeling
We had a saying in the house-finishing business, “Caulk to fit, paint to match.” I’ve changed it a bit to fit here, “Cut to shape, sand to finish.” Yeah, I know, lame. But, the idea is sound. Cutting to shape is logical. Sanding to finish means: final shaping with finesse and sanding so the look is unblemished and the feel is smooth and silky. Hmm, that still sounds lame…
An otherwise plain-sawn face reveals its character. As the edge is shaped, the face layer seems to be coming out of the wood.
Here’s how the back cutouts appear when finished.