Step 1: Setting Up and Turning Your Stock Round
I started by turning a small section round because that is how big my tool rest is. Once the part was mostly round, I turned a small section down to it's final round depth. You will turn this down smaller later, but this is just for a reference. Use a roughing tool to turn your stock down to this depth, then start shaping with other tools. To turn it down, simply take off a little at a time, taking off from left-to-right or right-to-left. You can round as much of the stock that you want.
Step 2: Turning the Shaft
Once you mark your line, use a tool to mark down to your final depth of the shaft. Just use your roughing tool again to get the entire shaft down to this depth. If you want, you can taper it to a point, which is what I did. I started to use round-tipped detail tool towards the end. Once you feel good about the tip, move on to the handle.