Roughing out the bevels

To secure the posts, use three wood blocks. Cut V-shaped notches into an edge of each one, then place two of the blocks under the workpiece to support it and clamp one on top between the other two; position two of the blocks around the square portion of the post. Then use a drawknife to shape the tapered portion of the posts into octagons, beveling one corner at a time. Holding the drawknife on the stock bevel-side down, pull the tool toward the top end of the post (right). The depth of cut depends on how much you tilt the handles; the lower the angle, the shallower the cut. Take a light shaving, always following the wood grain.

3 Smoothing the bevels

Once all the bevels have been cut, use a bench plane to flatten the eight sides of the posts' tapered section. Adjust the tool to a very light cut and work from the taper start line toward the post's top end to level the surface (right). To avoid tearout, work with the wood grain. Reposition the post in the wood blocks as necessary to flatten the remaining sides.

4 Shaping the lamb's tongue

To complete the pencil posts, switch back to the drawknife bring the lamb's tongues to their final shape. Work as you did in step 5, smoothing out the transition between the tongues and the bevel lines (left). Once you are finished draw-knifing, smooth the surface using a sanding block.

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