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Three forged elements team up to make a handrail bracket that embodies a style that can only be achieved with forge and anvil.  It is made from 3/8”x 3/4” and 5/8” square stock.

The post for this door stop is ¾” square and is intended for use on an interior door.  A 1”- 1½” post can be used for exterior gate applications.

Star drills, although not as efficient as a hammer drill or rotary hammer, still have a place in your tool box.  They can quickly make a clean hole in softer materials like mortar and sandstone or bust through stubborn aggregate that has stopped your hammer drill.  Perhaps most important, they work where there is no electricity.
    We show you how to make a star drill, and go over some of the basics of drilling holes in masonry in issue 148.