I’m waiting for some stuff to arrive before I can install the purfling, but in the meantime I’ve made more progress on the carving.
I have a set of curve templates that I got off the internet and printed out. Here’s the lengthwise template:
But before putting in the final curves, I have to remove the ledge that was formed when I made the purfling platform.
And here are the crosswise curve templates:
Here I’ve used them to take certain areas down to the shape they’re supposed to be:
Then the areas in between are blended together:
Next I need to install the purfling, then I’ll use scrapers to smooth it out and refine all the curves.