This one I started by sawing down in front of the top and
bottom horns then chiseling down to the saw kerf to give a
bit more shape to the horns.
This also helps remove a bit of the bulky look of this
With the outside profile
changes done I started the reshaping of the handle area. I
use chisels and gouges to hog off most of the wood to be
removed, this faster and easier than rasping the whole
At this point I move on to
rasps and files working down to the layout lines. Stop now
and then as you go along and grip the tote to check the feel
and see what areas need more work. I rounded the outer edges
of the profile a bit as well.