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If you are talking about rounding off the cheek sides (breadth) in to the face (thickness), I built a little clamp out of a clothes pin. I shaped the end to accomodate a block, then between the jaws and spring I epoxied a bolt going through both jaws, using a small wingnut to tighten. I then shapen the block with a course sanding stick. After shaping, I put the all the blocks into a rock tumbler lined with 100 grit sandpaper (including the bottom of the can) to finish it out. Using a tumbler takes some time so be patient. I also like to put in a little bit of the tumblers course grit in there. It gives the blocks a weathered look. Process does take time and I am confident someone has an easier solution.

  Ron W.

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