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I am building a spiral staircase, and am looking to build my own curved handrail from thin strips of oak. I know they make bending handrail, but this doesn't look too flexible to me (my min radius is about 40 "). I also have read that you get a better look (grain match) from thin laminates cut from the same piece of wood.
I need to rout the hand rail to match store bought Volute with a 6010 profile, but I cannot seem to find the correct router bits. Does anyone know where I can get these?
Also any tips on fabricating the rail would be much appreciated.
 

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Whiteside can custom make anything you want that can be cut with a router. Call and ask for Todd. I've had them make a fair number over the years, and to a simple hand drawing sent by email, or they can match a sample of something old or new. They come out perfect, and cut cleanly in one pass. Cost typically runs from 150 to 275.
 

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Thanks for the response, I did see these router sets before, but in looking at the shape and size, they do not seem to give the correct 6010 profile, I printed out the profile and scaled it to full size, and the taper section on the 49550 bit is too straight and too long.
I think I may have found the correct part at Holbren (part 3305)
 
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