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Default How can I make this?

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I have a 4x4 x 6' post. I would like the center to be cut at 22 deg
angle (I
think) all the way around, to give it circular look. The tops and
bottoms should remain square. (maybe with the corners beveled off).

I have a table saw, router table and hand held router and various
other common hand tools.

Is this possible without making it in three sections? I hope this
makes sense!


Actually it appears the angles would be 36 deg all the way around, a
decagon is the shape I am after:

begin 666 150px-Decagon.svg[1].png
Attachment decoded: 150px-Decagon.svg[1].png

You do realize that making a decagon would require you to face all 10
sides, including those parallel to the original post faces? If you make
a sketch, you'll see that the distance between opposite faces of a
decagonal prism cut from a true 4x4 is only 3 1/4(or a little shy); if
the 4x4 is actually 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, the distance between opposite faces
is a little shy of 2 7/8. The octagon would be a lot easier to lay