Now I take the block from a something I’ve cut into from 4 sides basically, to something smoother, rounder, carved on 8 sides more fully. To do that I’ll be using new tools. This chainsaw cutting wheel chews up wood like an army of supernatual beavers, no problem.
I’ll angle and shape the sharp points of the shoulders and legs. 4 on the shoulders and 4 on the legs. Now it is more fully an octagonal symetric shape from top to bottom.
Again I’ll do it to get 16 sides. At this point it is virtually round.
I sketch radial lines from the center to help me mark the cutting lines to get this shape, there’s a bit of measuring and marking-up done. This makes using the tool easier since it is not a machine for delicate work. Having lines to follow prevents mistakes when tired.