In Fig. 298, let W U S P O R T V be the elevation of a newel post which is required to be constructed in ton parts. Draw the plan below the elevation, as shown. The elevation must show one of the sections or sides in profile, and the plan must be placed to correspond with the elevation. Space the molded parts of the profile in the usual manner, and from the points in them drop lines crossing the corresponding section of the plan, as shown by G X H, and cutting the two miter lines G X and H X. Lay off the stretchout line C D at right angles to G H. and through it draw the customary measuring lines. Place the T-square parallel to the stretchout, and, bringing it. against the several points in the miter lines G X and H X, cut the corresponding measuring lines. A line traced through the points thus obtained will describe the pattern. In order to avoid confusion of lines, which would result from dropping points from the entire profile across one section of the plan, a duplicate of the cap A1 W1 is drawn in Fig. 299 in connection with a section of the plan, as shown by G1 X1 H1, which are employed in precisely the same manner as above described, thus completing the pattern in two pieces, the joint being formed at the point numbered 11 of the profile and the stretchout.
Fig. 298. - The Patterns for a Newel Post, the Plan of which is a Decagon.
Fig. 299. - Pattern of Cap.