|Project by NíccoloJosé||posted 05-23-2013 03:20 PM||4739 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first handrail and was commissioned back in february. Its about 38ft long total; the grip itself is about 2” x 4”. I probably used 3gallon of glue and approximately 240 clamps. I made master copies out of cheaper wood which I can use as patterns for future projects. Also used the pattern as the router guide to carve out the grip for the thumb and the 4fingers that wrap around it. I had to make samples first for the client to approve the grip
Note that the steps are not mine and were installed 2years ago when the house was constructed. Prior to this, I also make customized door handles with bent lamination. When the client pass by my showroom and saw the door handles, she then inquired about a snake-like handrails for her house.
The main wood pieces I recycled and cut to thin slices were Narig, Molave and Mangkono.
Though this was a very interesting project, it required a lot of reclaimed old wood which is limited. I do the thin slices to remove the cracks, nails and salvage what I can.
-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist, www.niccolojose.com