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How can I attach modern spindles to these treads?

There should be options to find balusters with a turned pin bottom. In some cases, even if the baluster is only available with a square bottom or without a pin, there are some suppliers that will have ...
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How can I attach modern spindles to these treads?

You could buy round top spindles & turn them over. Who would ever know? https://www.stairbits.com/product/round-top-spindles/ Click for full size
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How can I attach modern spindles to these treads?

Either you can turn pegs onto each spindle to match the holes or you can drill into each spindle and glue a suitable diameter dowel into place. I would be making a jig and drilling.
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How do you tile over a porch stepping slab that has a nose?

If it were me, I'd cut that nosing off using a concrete blade in an appropriate saw. You'd end up with the same net effect - no nose and a square tile corner, without worries about water getting ...
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Fill gap between stair tread and retread?

If you can reasonably get access to the bottom side of the stairs, I would strengthen from below. Cut lengths of 2x4" to fit snugly under each stair tread, running from stringer to stringer (i.e....
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Fill gap between stair tread and retread?

I agree with the comment about strengthening from underneath if possible- You can use construction glue (caulk tube type) and run lines perpendicular to the new treads. Then set the new boards and try ...
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How do you tile over a porch stepping slab that has a nose?

Mix up some Thinset a little dryer than you normally would for laying tile and fill that area in with it. Have a flat board ready to shove up against the edge to prevent the Thinset from settling ...
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