Simple cherry handrails

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I haven't posted any woodworking lately, so here is a simple project. The new house we moved into was missing hand rails on the steps to the split level kitchen/living room.

I decided to use a piece of cherry and follow the grain. The primary cut was completed with the band saw, then formed with the spoke shave and draw knife. 

Being rough sawn, they were planed on the flat side with a #408 vbm. 

Finish is lacquer

Hardware is from the big box store.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

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That is better than anything one could buy in the store.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

I like this a lot! Very nice

Jerry-Holland Mi

simple but very well done.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

You made a pretty, Don!

May you have the day you deserve!

very nice railings GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Very nice work, Don!

Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

How did you attach it to the wall?  What hardware did you use?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

Ta.

Do I detect a miss?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

When we were moving I realized I couldn't find my stud finder, so I ordered a new one. What a piece of crap! I wound up going back to the "tap with a hammer and listen for the stud". That was far more accurate.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

Nice looking rail Don. I threw away my stud finder because of the inaccuracy. Instead, I now use the StudPop which is magnetic and locates nails or screws and hangs onto the screw with the magnet.
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"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef


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Here is one source.

Looks like some of the LJ censors are moonlighting... clicked on the link,


If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

That might be on your end LBD, it went right through for me. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

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 RyanGi
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That might be on your end LBD, it went right through for me. 

Oh, OK


So Aussies are banned... is that racism?... or just duck hunters?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Good question ducky…I’d say it’s personal…

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

LOL, you should sue for geo prejudice!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

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