5.   To facilitate the easy removal of the drilled area, using the hacksaw blade, cut down at the centre line on the base of the carving. With a hammer and chisel you will find that the weakened areas can be removed quite easily. Never try to force the stone to break, tap gently and if it does not break easily, try from a different angle.




 The red lined areas on the diagram below show the areas to remove if viewed from the bottom.

6.  This is the view that you should see when viewed from the bottom after the unwanted stone has been removed with the hammer and chisel .








7.  Reduce the width of the piece of stone to the desired width of the head of the polar bear is removed as indicated. ( approximately. 2 inches) Using a rasp or the hacksaw blade.