Just trying to keep the action moving along here folks . . . .
Mom is 86. She acknowledges technology in all its glory but, when she is looking at photographs, she wants to hold the pictures. She enjoys the tactile link, she may have jotted a note on the back, she just likes the photographs better than a disc or a chip for her computer.
I am making a couple boxes sized for the task to replace the shoe boxes she is perfectly happy using. I could have brad-nailed some pine together and she would have been fine with it but, I try to take advantage of these things to practice. These will be cherry and walnut with a nudge towards my old buddies Greene & Greene.
I've shown how I do the fingers with a sled and setup blocks often enough so let's just say the fingers are cut. I use a tip picked up from Garrett Hack and mark with red pencil to indicate a "stop" line to shape toward (I use yellow on walnut).
I use files to chase up to the lines.
Then finer and finer grits on blocks to do the shaping that is along a common plane like the outside and faces of the fingers.
If I get it right, I end up rough shaped and I can do some other milling prior to final sanding, glue up and so forth.