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Forum topic by t_brown posted 11-06-2009 08:53 PM 1789 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2009 08:53 PM

I am looking for any suggestions on hollowing out about 8” down from the top of a 4×4 post. I am interested in mimicking the deck railing post in this picture. The only idea that i can come up with is to use a large Forstner Bit, however this won’t leave me with a square hole. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks


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#1 posted 11-06-2009 08:55 PM

That one is jointed.
Why not do the same?

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 08:59 PM

I never noticed that before, and now that you say that, it makes total sense. Wow…i feel dumb…
I can install a 4×4 green treated post, and then make a sleeve out of 3/8” cedar with the design routed in it.

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#3 posted 11-06-2009 09:29 PM

Atta boy!
Don’t beat yourself up needlessly.
Life will to that without the asking.

Cheers
Bob

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