I removed most of the waste material with router on the double jig seen here in the back ground. And then placed on another jig for the next process. Shaping the handles with purpose made scrapers, cut from high Carbon steel.
To keep the legs stable I decided to make them with a birch ply core and solid walnut mitred corners. Gluing up the core then 2 sides, then core and two sets of sides, took time and all the small clamps in the workshop.