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#1 posted 01-04-2013 05:55 AM


I plan to try your awesome idea in the morning. I was hoping for a fresh view from a fellow woodworker when I posted this question to the forum. I’ll drill down through the prototype top crest into another scrap of wood. This will be the piece that you mentioned. The spindles run 3/8” down that far, but I’ll need to go oversize on the holes because the spindles point in toward each other in the top crest. That causes the spindles to be closer at their tips than at the entry holes at the bottom of the top crest. The oversize holes will allow me spread them a little bit to get them started, but they will also allow the spindles to point even closer together. Maybe 1/64” oversize is a good starting point and work my way up as needed for individual holes. I’ll screw the two halves together since they will be under a lot of stress to separate. This is definitely worth a try…thanks!!!

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