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Offline farms100

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2013, 02:54 PM »
stunning!
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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 06:05 PM »
Hey Rob
I've got a question (and again, fantastic work)
In your last post...
Where you laminated those 2mm veneers for the curved moldings, were you using existing straight molding or laminating the curve first and then shaping? I mean, if you slice up a bit of molding to fabricate a curve, you'd lose some of the thickness to sawkerf, is there a trick to building the thickness back up so it flows into a straight section?
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2013, 09:03 PM »

The handrails had to be altered yet again to suit the metal, breaking the glue joints and altering the angle of the sections re-gluing, shaping or changing sections. Some of this was done on site and my MFT3 and its new buddy the leg vice really came to the fore.



Rob:
I forgot to mention, your leg vice is very cool.
Great idea.
Tim

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2013, 11:35 PM »
As the sections were spindle moulded, after glue up, using jigs and a ring fence very little sanding was required.

ahhh, read it again, cheers.
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2013, 11:30 AM »
An interesting note is: in George Ellis' Modern Practical Stairbuilding & Handrailing, a method of using multiple dowel "rods" to form a continuous handrail is shown  [eek] can you imagine the work in that? Especially as it (the example given) had been made in the late 1700's or very early 1800's!

I really must try to get through & study that book. So much to learn, so little time...
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Offline Scdavidson

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2013, 10:56 PM »
Awesome work! I wouldn't even know where to start. Great job!

Offline Caly

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2013, 07:14 AM »
Phenomenal job...hope thats spelt right

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2013, 12:06 PM »
Superb...

Offline JLB builders LLC

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2013, 10:34 PM »
That is a true work of art. You are a very patient man lol

Im not a welder by trade but it almost looks like they welded to much in one area causing the heat to warp the metal. Seems they should have tac welded at points to assemble then randomly weld the spindles. Did they even have a framing square? A trick I learned putting in railing when I was younger, put the 16" side on the edge of 2 treads and the top of the 24" side is the bottom of the railing. I know that staircase is much more complicated but it might have helped….well maybe not hmmm

I mig welded a radius (Single Helix) stair case from start to finish. Its the largest thing I have welded. The pic is 1st floor to 2nd floor, I did basement to 2nd floor. It  was gone over by a certified welding company and all passed. Note: I am a trim carpenter  [scared]

We were suppose to wrap the steel in Mahogany. In the basement is rough cut mahogany most from the property, from a saw mill ripped to about 2 inch slabs, stacked on slats many years ago. It still isn't finished. Hopefully I will get a chance to do it.
 



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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2013, 06:49 AM »
Hi JLB,
I am a great believer that a craftsperson can transfer their skills to other mediums and are usually keen to learn from others or at least willing to listen to another viewpoint.
These metal guys were as rigid as their medium.
That metalwork you did looks great, bet you got a kick out of the coded welder giving you a thumbs up  [big grin] that kind of thing always makes the effort worthwhile. [thumbs up]
Thanks for the feed back.

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Offline JLB builders LLC

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2013, 03:02 PM »
Hi JLB,
I am a great believer that a craftsperson can transfer their skills to other mediums and are usually keen to learn from others or at least willing to listen to another viewpoint.
These metal guys were as rigid as their medium.
That metalwork you did looks great, bet you got a kick out of the coded welder giving you a thumbs up  [big grin] that kind of thing always makes the effort worthwhile. [thumbs up]
Thanks for the feed back.

Rob.
Thanks and yeah I am like a sponge and willing to at least try anything. Im 43 and still get a kick out of learning and listening to younger or older people. I think you can learn something from anyone (almost) well even the guys that hacked that metal job lol.

One again you are very very patient.  Cant say I would have walked off, I love challenges and as long as i am getting paid or compensated in some way would have stuck with it. Thanks for sharing your work, issues  and the all the pics.
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Offline Michael_Swe

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2013, 05:53 PM »
Wow, Bob!
It's very humbling when you pros show your work. I often get very proud when I've built something I think is nice. But when I see the real thing (your work for example) I feel like I should bow and back out with the hat in my hand.

Thanks for sharing.

//Michael

Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2013, 01:07 AM »
I feel like I should bow and back out with the hat in my hand.

Thanks for sharing.

//Michael

Please don't.  [eek] I'd like to think that things I post may inspire others in the same way I get inspired by projects posted by both the pro's and hobby woodworkers here, probably the best part of the FOG  ;D

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2013, 12:48 PM »
amazing work  [smile]
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Offline Walk On Wood

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Re: Hand railing: How hard can it be?
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2013, 05:43 PM »
I am in awe at the level of craftsmanship it would take to make those handrails.  Simply amazing, great work.
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