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Making Of 'A Toaster'

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Select the edges in the very center down the mechanism slot, and go down to where it corners at the bottom.Â  Chamfer the selection according to the image shown, such that we get a new groove inside the middle of the toaster.Â  Notice that we've created an area of local detail which we'll have to work around!

Delete the polygons located inside the groove.Â  This will form the slot that the toaster pull-down handle mechanism will go through.Â  While we won't be modeling the actual bar that goes into the toaster, we do need this to at least have the appearance of there being one.

Here, we need to restrict the effect of the 5-sided-polygons we created as a result of chamfering interior edges.Â  We do this by creating new edges via "Connect" and scooting it downward so it makes almost no difference to the curvature of the smoothed edges.

Select the edges as shown and connect them.Â  Our goal is to localize the problem of "over-smoothing" just like in the previews step; but here it's more difficult because we're dealing with an odd shaped space.
We'll have to devise a different kind of solution for this problem!

Scoot the somewhat 'U-Shaped' edges close to the area of the problem.Â  Then, select the edges in that same ring as shown, and connect them where the edges are in red.Â  This spreads the effect of the edges we just added out such that they are not a problem; but a solution!

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