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From the looks of the age and size of that post I would say the lamb's tongue was cut with a turning frame saw (ancestor of the coping saw, larger and more robust).
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Lots of ways to skin that cat. A one off, I'd do with hand tools.

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It seems to me a good sized 45deg bit would do the whole thing...except for the transition between the two sections...

It will cut the 45 on the length and it will cut the small section with the radius cutting the curve at the end. Then a bit of handwork/sanding to smooth the transition...
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I must say that for four lamb tongues, I would reach for the Dremel planer attachment. I believe it is about $20 in the USA, cuts 2,25 inch wide. Might hav to clean up the end of the cut near the 45 degree chamfer by hand, but should be little work.
There use to be a similar drill-driven concept, but I cannot remember who made it - think it was Wolfcraft, but if so, no longer.
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I did it about 50 years ago with a router and 45 deg bit. Then followed up with a very sharp chisel to carefully hand carve the lambs tongue at each end. Then repeated the process on all for corners. It was for a very fancy Colonial post replacement that had to duplicate the original as close as possible. I didn't install it, just made it. No pictures...sorry.

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Given the age of the post, it is likely that a hand plane was used to cut the chamfer. The lamb's tongue was probably created using a jig, for the sake of repeatability and speed, though, as previously shown a chisel can do it. Likely a rasp could, too.
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The cut is called a lamb's tongue and I believe they are usually done by hand with a chisel.
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Probably done with a copeing saw in the day.
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The attached photo shows five porch posts of about 30 that I did on my house about 25 years ago. The trim work was done after the posts were installed. It was done with a hand held router with a chamfer bit. The only jig was a top/bottom stop block. I did not do the fancy lamb's tail stuff at the beginning and end of the cut so it was not as fancy as the video someone posted. After doing the first post, I turned the work over to my son. Unfortunately, I sold that house about 3 years ago.
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The attached photo shows five porch posts of about 30 that I did on my house about 25 years ago. The trim work was done after the posts were installed. It was done with a hand held router with a chamfer bit. The only jig was a top/bottom stop block. I did not do the fancy lamb's tail stuff at the beginning and end of the cut so it was not as fancy as the video someone posted. After doing the first post, I turned the work over to my son. Unfortunately, I sold that house about 3 years ago.

Looks a lot like what I'm doing
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