Safely cutting a pyramid newel cap.

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Forum topic by zippymorocco posted 09-21-2016 11:33 PM 427 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2016 11:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: newel pyramid cap stairs

I would like to add some pyramid newel caps to a project. The cap needs to be 8” square and 1 3/4” thick. I was looking at all the tools in the shop and gave it a try on the table saw. IUT felt unsafe and will not cut the depth I need. Can anyone share a way to make this cut safely and successfully?

Thank you

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 01:15 AM

I would be doing it on the shaper if it were 8 inch or larger.

If not so equipped ….table saw will work well

cut on edge with blade tilt at desired angle

Be careful !!!

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 02:10 AM

I think you need a 12” saw to do that.

No band saw?


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#3 posted 09-24-2016 02:23 AM

Alright, that wasn’t so bad. I ended up cutting as much as I could with the table saw, then finishing off the cut on the band saw, then using the block plane to smooth it all out. Ended up really nice. Thank you both for the replies.

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