This crude jig makes a hole in the top of the balluster
This form, ensures the railing comes out square.
The finished (sample) railing. The 3/8" maple pegs will sit proud of the rails.
The pegs are unglued and only 8 screws are used to secure it to the posts.
There will be a top plate screwed in above. Something to set a cool drink on.
Four feet of railing done. Only 136 to go.