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Project by HuckleberryC posted 01-19-2011 05:31 PM 1262 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a custom home I built a few years back.
Talk about a scary staircase. I was 24 years old at the time, only a couple years out of college.
That was my first experience with bending rail. What a great project to have under the belt.

-- Huckleberry





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superstretch

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 05:51 PM

Wow.. very striking. The wrought iron + natural colored wood looks fantastic

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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CampD

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 06:03 PM

Looks great.
bending a railing really brings into play the meaning of not having enough clamps!

-- Doug...

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Bertha

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 06:09 PM

Stunning. Really nice job. It pains me to see carpet upstairs with that beatiful maple below. Awesome work.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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HuckleberryC

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 07:11 PM

Youve definately got that right CampD.
I bought out 3 lumberyards here in town. Sorry to anyone who came in after me looking for a 4, 5, or 6 inch C-clamp.

-- Huckleberry

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 07:38 PM

You were really gifted, brave, or clever/capable to take on such a challenge so early in your career well done you did a great job

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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MayflowerDescendant

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 09:17 PM

AWESOME! That’s a fantastic accomplishment at an early stage. Remember, the scarier the challenge, the greater feeling of accomplishment and pride when it’s completed. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Cobra

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 10:50 PM

Looks great. Question for you. I’ve always wondered how this is done and I’m guessing it’s steam bent and clamped to forms, is that right? Well, it’s impressive in any case. Nice work.

-- Nathan Ward, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 03:51 AM

Hey Huck,
Now that Sir is one heck of a job….really well done.

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