Replacing the missing gallery rails
I made a simple scratch stock from a hacksaw blade and a piece of scrap timber. The hacksaw blade was ground to the profile I required. I then draw it up and down the length of the rail to scrape the profile out on both sides. This could have been done with a router but I find this method far quicker on short lengths of timber.
The rail was then papered with 180/240 grit, dampened with a cloth to raise the grain and repapered using 240 grit.
The rails were tenoned into the four corner posts.
Turning the gallery spindles
Turning the feet
These were turned using some reclaimed feet. They were turned in the same style, but the size was reduced.
The finished feet