#1
I have a really old and crappy RG120 lying around, and have decided that the RG shape makes me want to throw bricks into peoples anus'.

If I wanted to go about making the contour lines softer, and more shaped to a person like an S or something similar, would I just go about sanding it down until achieving proper from, or would there be some other way of doing this?
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#2
sanding will take a long time.

i'd say files if you dont want to take TOO much off, or a spokeshave (?) for if you needed more off..

if you realy want to go crazy a router might work.
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#3
Not necessarily thinner, just much less edge on it, it would end up a bit thinner, but just alot less sharp, if you catch my drift.

Sorry if I'm not making any sense at all, its 1:30 here
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#4
It'll take a while, but you'll end up with the most natural feel if you sand it.
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#5
If you're just talking about doing a carve, but keeping the RG outline, you could.
But if you're expecting the final product to look like an S, you have a problem.

Overlayed. RG is black. S is white.

RG over an S is the top image.
S over an RG on the bottom,

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#6
use either files or an angle grinder with sanding attachment.

and SYK is right, you wont get an exact S shape from an RG without adding wood.

but I'm guessing you;re only talking about the profile anyway.
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#7
Not trying to turn it into an S, I was just comparing the feel of an S to what I'm thinking of doing.

So would a belt sander be suited for this, or some other sort of method to take all that wood off as smoothly as possible?
#8
If you are talking about a hand-held belt sander, that would probably not be a great idea because it will tend to flatten things too much. (and you want the edges more rounded, right?)
If you happen to have a drum sander, that might work nicely for everything but the inside of the horns. If I were doing this, I'd use a router with a 1/4" roundover bit, then use a palm sander with 60grit paper to even things out.