I am sending on some pictures of the balustrade I restored using the spindles you turned for me back in May. The railing forms an overlook on top of our pumphouse. We think the original balustrade dates to about 1925. The remaining balusters were original and were stripped of many layers of lead paint and refinished. I saved one long section of top rail and the short section (they appear to be old growth, very tight grain fir and were in perfect shape except for one small area of rot I was able to fill with a dutchman that is now invisible under the paint. Joints at the corner posts were made with pocket screws. (each post has a long 5/8″ bolt secured into the concrete deck, so they are like the Rock of Gibraltar!) Your balusters fit perfectly in with the old and really made the project shine. All of our 19 members love the results – It really adds to our waterfront scenery! Thanks so much for your help and for being so easy to deal with!