9. You are now ready to shape the body.
Using the half round rasp define the body as you outline the
position of the legs and head.. This consists of three basic
cuts on either side of the bear. The 1st cut starts in front
of the shoulder hump and runs down about halfway between the
forward leg and the head. The 2nd cut starts behind the hump
and runs down behind the front leg. The 3rd cut starts in front
of the hip and runs down in front of the hind leg. These cuts
should be shaping the body at the same time as they are starting
to define the body and leg areas.
This diagram shows these cuts.