I am looking at the sharp point at the top of the leg and the almost round part near the ankle of the leg. I am going to try to replicate that shape.
I use a carving chisel to remove the extra wood that I left when I was bandsawing the leg blank. If I tried to get too close to the pad I might hit it with the saw blade and ruin the leg.
Then use a rasp to rough out the shape. I refer to the picture often to try to duplicate the shape in the picture.
Once I rough out the shape I go back to the carving chisel to get close to the final design.
Then I use a spokeshave to smooth over the curves of the leg and get rid of the saw mark. I am trying to get one continuous curve from the knee to the ankle.
All done with one. Now all I have to do is make three more like the first one.
So I got busy this afternoon and completed another. So both front legs are completed. I will do some scraping yet before sanding these legs.
I'll get to the other two legs tomorrow. I takes me about 2 hours to complete one leg. That is working at my pace with coffee breaks. :-)
So here is today's video: