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    A Replacement Stair Baluster

    This is a replacement baluster I just finished up for a friend of mine. I really enjoy doing this kind of work. Don't get me wrong, I love creating my own designs but there is something I find particularly challenging about trying to duplicate a piece like this and get it to match close enough that it isn't noticeable when it is installed. My buddy was thrilled with the results so I guess I did OK.
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    Looks like you did more than OK from here. Great job, Roy. Duplicating another shape is a lot tougher than it looks. .
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    I can see why your buddy was thrilled. Looks like a perfect match
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    I think it looks great..............
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    Great job Roy. I have made a few spindles for chairs for a guy who restores antique chairs. Lots of fun to do for onesy or twosy's but wouldn't want to do them as a job.
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    Roy,

    If my wife ever decides to get mean and throw me through the balusters, you are the man I'll call. Great job; you have the touch and the skill and the eye.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Roy, I say you did a great job. Like Vaughn said, duplicates are a challenge to do, and you pulled it off.
    Chuck

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