Only that while you are doing the rough shaping, you have to stop a bit short of how small you want it to be, because getting it smoothed out and ready for finish will remove some material too. This is especially important where wood meets metal.
While you are doing the rough cutting, give it a grip every now and then, to identify where you do, and do not want material removed as you go along. Take your time, do not get into a hurry.
Good luck, and don't forget to post a few pictures when you get it done to your satisfaction.
Some people hate to do stock work, but I find it to be very satisfying.
Edited by charlesb (10/16/16 12:42 AM)
Kind regards, charlesb