The cabriole leg is shaped mostly with a Nicholson 49 file. I periodically give the leg shape as I complete the ball and claw to visualise the complete leg.
The ball is shaped almost completely with a 1/2" bench chisel.
My hands really react with mahogany(turning black). If this happens to you, soap and water won't work well; use lemon juice.
The talon is completed.
The ball and claw is complete.