Stair Railing Compound Miter
Hello, I am in the process of installing a new handrail and iron baluster system for my stairs. I have a question regarding the turn of the handrail to go down the stairs. Here is a link to a basic diagram of my stairs: http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8793/stairsh.jpg (sorry, I do not know how to make this a hotlink).
My question is how to properly cut the handrail around the newell post at the top of the stairs. I have one handrail that runs along the balcony that will terminate right into the newell, no problem. The handrail that goes down the stairs will consist of two parts. One will be a very short piece that dead-ends into the newell on one end and the other end will need (I think) to have a compound miter cut to match up with the second piece that continues down the stairs. I do not know how to properly cut these two pieces. Any ideas?
Please let me know if my explanation of the situation is unclear and I will do my best to clarify.