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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:30 pm 
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Hello all.

I have to replace some missing timber spindles on a staircase, and along a landing. I am getting new ones made to match the originals by a wood turner I know. Whenever I have replaced spindles before it has been relatively straightforward. These ones however, are slotted into a 1" hole in the underside of the handrails and into the treads and base rail. The only way I can see to fit them will be to remove both handrails. I can see each newel post has a dowel on either side which I assume ( possibly wrongly) is a ramming dowel, if so should I be able to carefully knock them out, or would they need to be drilled out? :scratch:
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Moretea wrote:
Hello all.

I have to replace some missing timber spindles on a staircase, and along a landing. I am getting new ones made to match the originals by a wood turner I know. Whenever I have replaced spindles before it has been relatively straightforward. These ones however, are slotted into a 1" hole in the underside of the handrails and into the treads and base rail. The only way I can see to fit them will be to remove both handrails. I can see each newel post has a dowel on either side which I assume ( possibly wrongly) is a ramming dowel, if so should I be able to carefully knock them out, or would they need to be drilled out? :scratch:
I hope this makes sense!


I wouldn't remove the handrail.

On the stairs, the hole in the handrail needs drilling deeper than you might think, (it may already be done like that) drill it deep enough to accept the spindle (it needs about 12mm entry when finished) plus the depth of the hole on the tread, the spindle is then lifted right into the handrail at which point the bottom end should be floating, now drop it down into the hole in the tread and it should still be in the hole in the handrail.

On the landing, if it's only a couple I'd use the same method, if there's a lot of them to do I'd remove the base-rail and fit the spindles to a tighter measurement and then slide the baserail back into position - it's one of the few times when "long corners" work in your favour.

Not sure what you mean by a ramming dowel, if it goes through the tenon on the handrail it's probably a drawbore dowel, I'd be very surprised if it would just knock out. Pictures might help.

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Ramin dowel?
Never heard of a ramming dowel.


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Thanks ayjay. I have some existing spindles that are snapped. The trouble is that they are tapered and are a really tight fit so can't be offered up higher into the handrail. Some have been replaced before and look like they've been cut shorter so have been screwed in at the top, which I think looks bad. I would attach a photo but am not having any luck in trying


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