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Old 06-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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I'm replacing an old 2x4 handrail with 4in diameter logs, the original metal banister structure (with metal upright posts and a top crossstrip of metal that will go inside the dado cut about a half an inch.) Will remain. My plan is to make a long, tight fitting box, like a cradle to house this 9 foot long log as it goes through my table saw. Any other ideas?

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Just to let you know that's not going to meet any code I've ever heard of.
Hand rails need to be "grip able".

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I'm replacing an old 2x4 handrail with 4in diameter logs, the original metal banister structure (with metal upright posts and a top crossstrip of metal that will go inside the dado cut about a half an inch.) Will remain. My plan is to make a long, tight fitting box, like a cradle to house this 9 foot long log as it goes through my table saw. Any other ideas?
I would use a router with a long straight cutting bit--make an over head cutting jig---much easier to control a router---less materials used to make the jig--

Joe is right about the code--that diameter is to large--But now you have another possible method to make an accurate slot into your log.
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