After a day at Degoose’s shop checking out his CNC and getting the new Spa powered up I returned home with yet another boot load of his fine timber.
I unloaded everything and stashed it all away and then went to go inside to relax and some refreshments, however as I stepped onto the first step of the stairs it almost broke in half!
What the !! I thought how could that be?
Checking underneath I saw the reason metal corrosion had fractured the step beyond repair
So it was back down stairs to my recycled wood stash.
After rummaging through my recycled stock I found the perfect solution.
So it was back out with the wood working tools this time and set to work.
I am not sure what the timber is but its certainly fixed the initial problem
I then did a further inspection and found sign of more pending problems.
So it looks like I will be looking for quite a lot more of whatever this timber is.
How I produced the first step.
I found a suitable piece the exact width and about 1m long so a used my 1/2 sander and 40 Grit to clean it up
Cut a 5 deg cut on each end with the drop saw making it 910 mm long.
I then set up my drum sander with 60 grit and spent almost half an hour wrestling the monster it in and out of the sander.
Once I was happy with the finish I sanded the chamfer on the edges with the hand sander, and then gave it a generous coat of sanding sealer.
Set it in place and marked out the alignment holes.
Drilled and coach bolted it on from underneath.
Fixed in the short term !!
-- Regards Robert