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KemoSabe
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Dang Bass, that is one nice looking ballistrade. Iron ballusters epoxied in?
 

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Project Manager
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Awesome work.:thumbsup:

Are the iron balusters pre-painted, or did you order them unfinished and send them to a painting shop? Did you go with the epoxy method for installation?
 

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wannabe
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Very cool, great work!!

How did you and the HOer decide on the design?
 

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Maker of fine kindling
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Thanks for the heads up on the future pics.
You post like a soap opera, leave us wanting to tune in tomorrow.:laughing:

That does look nice. Curious to see if those posts are mitered or solid. The tops look kinda endgrainy but hard to tell. If they are capped, I look forward to seeing how you did that.

Guess I'll be tuning in later to see. I won't touch that dial.
 

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Curmudgeon
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Thanks for the heads up on the future pics.
You post like a soap opera, leave us wanting to tune in tomorrow.:laughing:

That does look nice. Curious to see if those posts are mitered or solid. The tops look kinda endgrainy but hard to tell. If they are capped, I look forward to seeing how you did that.

Guess I'll be tuning in later to see. I won't touch that dial.
My bet...
they are mitered, and
the caps are mitered in as well.
 

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I'm a rookie at ID, what wood species is that? It almost looks like DFir but I assume white oak?
Or Red? Beautiful work. Will be waiting for follow ups also.
 

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Artisan Carpentry
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Awesome work.:thumbsup:

Are the iron balusters pre-painted, or did you order them unfinished and send them to a painting shop? Did you go with the epoxy method for installation?
The balusters are pre-finished... by the Chinese.:rolleyes:

The owner is a photographer and took some process pics while I worked, but she has not emailed them to me yet... so right now I just have the "after pics" I took. When I get the during pics I'll explain my method.
 

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Artisan Carpentry
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Thanks for the heads up on the future pics.
You post like a soap opera, leave us wanting to tune in tomorrow.:laughing:

That does look nice. Curious to see if those posts are mitered or solid. The tops look kinda endgrainy but hard to tell. If they are capped, I look forward to seeing how you did that.

Guess I'll be tuning in later to see. I won't touch that dial.
The newels are lock mitered, just like the Amish always have, with a shaper and autofeed. :laughing:

The caps are solid with endgrain... oh well.:blink:
 

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Steve
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Not to be shamed by the "How Much Would it Cost" questions that get such a "welcome" here but, How much did they pay? Just curious what a job like this goes for in your area.
The work looks great:thumbsup:
 

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Artisan Carpentry
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Not to be shamed by the "How Much Would it Cost" questions that get such a "welcome" here but, How much did they pay? Just curious what a job like this goes for in your area.
The work looks great:thumbsup:
I'll work up the final invoice tomorrow... did the work by the hour... not sure what the material cost.

Here's one more finished pic:
 

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