getting the stairs done

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Blog entry by jamesf posted 10-23-2010 06:38 PM 717 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi this is my first posting so bare with me. this project started about a year ago when purchased some beech from work and made the whole set from scratch. my neighbour spent close to £300 for a set in hemlock i only payed around £100. i turned the newels and spindles on a copy lathe after making the templates. they didnt have the cutters for the handrail so i used 3 different cutters on a spindle moulder and a table saw ,thicknesser and a lot elbow grease and it came out brilliant. i finally got round to installing it a couple of weeks ago. i had to knock the wall out at the top and at the side of the stairs then cut down the original newels then drill 35mm holes in both the cut down newels and the new newel posts (i couldnt get pieces of beech big enough for the newel and dowl :( ) i turned some 35mm dowl on the lathe. the instalation only took 3 1/2 days thats with taking the wall out and the prep work. im pleased with the end result and its solid which is good with 2 young children running round lol. ive posted this in the wrong place i wanted it in projects lol im no good at stuff like this lol


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#1 posted 10-24-2010 04:37 AM

Good looking stair case. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 10:26 PM

Thats a LOT of sanding.

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 10:40 PM

lol ye but worth it ;)


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