Just a small add on to the last project but I was quite pleased with the solution. The original newel post had been broken and repaired at a bad angle, both side to side and front to back! but also the whole set of spindles and rail had slumped forwards too. They couldn’t be pulled back so I turned a new newel post and brought it forward on a lap joint so it could once more be vertical. then I just had to try and lose the excess material from the original base of the post. Once painted it looked pretty convincing
Not rocket science but the client and I were pleased with the result!