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Project by Dan Krager posted 09-29-2016 04:49 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought green wood at a sawmill about three years ago, stickered it carefully and waited. That’s a very legitimate way to procrastinate. Some family helped with getting off top dead center by moving the stack to my lumber rack next to the planer and later helping me plane the stuff. About mid summer I finally got motivated to rough cut to length, do the ploughs and bull nose, sand and put a finish on. Lots of planning to rout the stringers. Finally got the nerve to build the template and begin routing a successful layout. It takes a LONG time to rout this stuff even with a very sharp carbide template following 3/4” cutter. Set up the stringers and dry fitted some treads and risers. They were as perfect as can be made anywhere, so I got excited about finishing the project. I was surprised at how much energy it takes to put these parts together. With everything pre-finished, I worked deliberately from both ends towards the middle. Today the last pieces were put in and I’m very excited at how pretty this staircase is. Even before the last glue was dry, it gracefully held over 400 lbs without any central support at the walls. The extra stringer stick I bought (just in case) will become hand rail and banister. Next up to obtain material for turning balusters and newel posts. Happy about this major milestone!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.





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#1 posted 09-29-2016 04:51 PM

Not so good phone pictures. Sorry.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 06:02 PM

Whoaa! That is VERY impresive. Beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 09-29-2016 06:29 PM

Craftsmanship at it’s best. Great work Dan.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 09-29-2016 10:08 PM

^ +1. Love your work Dan!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 09-29-2016 11:29 PM

Thanks guys. Found out why my pictures are so fuzzy. Big splotch of dried finish on the lens!
Replaced the original fuzzies with these. Much better.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#6 posted 10-05-2016 05:57 PM

Built old school. Excellent job Dan!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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