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Thanks for the replies, they were helpful. And for those complaining about lack of detail in the explanation, I should have added that it was a round column. I just assumed a column is standard as round and post is square but that's just me. Thanks again.
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post #22 of 24 Old 06-14-2012, 12:17 AM
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Round and round we went.....

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Thanks for the replies, they were helpful. And for those complaining about lack of detail in the explanation, I should have added that it was a round column. I just assumed a column is standard as round and post is square but that's just me. Thanks again.
And eventually found out what I had "assumed" early on, other wise there would not have been such a big problem. ... another assumption on my part. Sometimes I'm just lucky.
What did you decide to do for the solution?

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I ended up attaching a 2x3 and ripped 1/2 way thru on the table saw and flipped it over attached the 2x3 again after lining up the cut and ripped the other 1/2. It worked perfectly, though having a more precise non-eyeball system to lime up my second cut on the other half would have been more ideal.
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I just assumed a column is standard as round and post is square but that's just me. Thanks again.

A simple guide attachment usually does the job. Glad you were able to figure it out. I've had to split baseball bats and bowling pins, and its a challenge figuring out the best and safest way to do it.

As for columns being round and posts being square, that's not really the way it is. Newels for staircases for example are called "posts" whether they are round or square...at least that's all I've ever heard them called.






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