HELP on New oak star treads

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Forum topic by rolfeskj posted 02-17-2015 03:03 AM 563 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2015 03:03 AM

I am installing new oak stair tread and painted riser for the first time. I am fine with the process and I have started off fine. The stair case I am working on is the type where the stairs and treads are built into the side striders. The left side strider is fine but the right side is very cupped. If I did a straight cut on the new oak tread there would be a 1/8” + gap on the front and back of the tread with the middle touching. How to I fix this? I think I could try and scribe the curve onto the new tread and then hope I can get the otheir side tight or the idea I like so far is to sand a grove the height of my tread into the high spot on the side strider to help get a tighter fit. Any ideas? Help.

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 05:54 PM

If I weren’t willing to place material on the stringers I’d consider marking the cupped side with the piece I was going to use on that tread then I’d chisel out the bow enough to get my shoulder plane on it. You can mark the cut area with pencil to keep track of the advancing cut.

-- I meant to do that!

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