If you tube them down to the elbow and right after you turn them fur out on the stretchers insert 1.5" or so wide laths into the legs, you can, by rolling the lathes, turn the spots on the legs out which accentuates the belly. To do this the lathes should be about 18" long. When you insert them they should extend inside the pelt forming an "X" in the lower neck region. Also, only leave the lathes in for the first day or so of drying; this is enough time to shape the pelt. When finished the legs will lay flat and along the sides of the pelt. To lessen sticking (fast season the lathes) wipe them lightly with Vaseline or the like...Crisco works too.
One down side of legs in, is that buyers cannot easily determine if critical cuts for collar production can be made...if the legs are opened too far up furriers cannot make this cut easily if at all. Now then this may not be very important with some races of Bobs but it is where the money is with our Southwestern cats; it is where the $500 cats come from.