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.