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Moron

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#1 posted 03-24-2011 06:45 AM

Very nice.

Looks complicated. A bit of “scratch the head”

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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BTKS

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 07:39 AM

You should have pride in this job regardless of how many years it has been. This is fabulous craftsmanship. A job well done sir.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 03-24-2011 01:48 PM

Excellent job. Beautiful craftsmanship keifer.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#4 posted 03-24-2011 03:50 PM

Very nicely done! How long did it take? Was it finished in place? Great work.

-- If you build it, they will come

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#5 posted 03-24-2011 05:23 PM

I am wondering about the time to completion also. The work looks first rate.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#6 posted 03-24-2011 05:52 PM

thats one… of work, fantastic

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#7 posted 03-24-2011 06:05 PM

great job!! I built about 15 sets of octagon stairs 25 years ago, but they didn’t have handrails!! It looks like a lot of fun!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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tyka

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 03:28 AM

Stairbuilding is a trade on it’s own. Very nice job and quality craftsmanship. Anyone interested in staircases should look at this link: http://www.theoutlaws.com/unexplained2.htm Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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tomakazi

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#9 posted 03-25-2011 05:09 AM

Yes tyka, I’ve seen that before! a favorite of mine for sure!!! here is a video of the same staircase!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvid_KnFq7s

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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kiefer

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#10 posted 03-28-2011 12:36 AM

YES THIS WAS A BIT OF A HEAD SCRATCHER BUT I LIKE TO CHALLENGE MYSELF
THE LAMINATING WAS DONE ON SITE AND THE RAIL WAS LEFT IN PLACE FOR SHAPING BY HAND TOOLS
I HAVE DONE MANY A CIRCULAR STAIRS IN THE SHOP WITH ALL TYPES OF CONFIGURATIONS
FROM STRAIGH TURNING TO CURVE ( DOG LEG ) TO Y SHAPES SO THIS IN THE END WAS NOT THAT HARD
FROM WHAT I RECALL THIS TOOK ABOUT A WEEK OF LONG DAYS !

THANKS FOR YOUR KINDNESS

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 02:50 AM

Superb work, way to go!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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Jim Baldwin

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#12 posted 12-12-2011 12:30 AM

Looks like you’ve done some nice work here but as you might agree, full octagon stair layouts always look interesting on paper but often appear as “crippled versions of circle stairs” on completion. The real surprise is that they’re much harder to produce, since neither the handrail or the curb trim details come together without significant hassle.

I’m wondering how the stair itself is supported since an inside segmented stringer seems inadequate? Classic octagon stairs from the Baroque/Renaissance period were often constructed around a floor-to-ceiling colonnade with the straight flights of stairs being supported by the corner columns.

Your workmanship is beyond question.

-- Jim Baldwin/jimhbaldwin@gmail.com

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