I'm building a stair railing with three rails that has long balusters
between the lower two rails and short between the upper two. The
stairs have a landing so there's about a 10' section and a 4' section.
Here is a poor picture of the lower section:
For the smaller section I drilled dowel holes perpendicular to the
rails and the angled ends of the balusters. This didn't work well
because any clamping pressure immediately cantilevered the rails. It
took a lot of mashing with a mallet and the heel of my hand to get it
all together. For the longer section I want to drill the dowel holes
parallel to the ballusters. My plan is just to drill some guide holes
in a block at the appropriate angle and then clamp the block onto the
rails (and later onto the ends of the balusters). Does anyone have any
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