|Forum topic by Don46||posted 08-06-2009 10:25 PM||2976 views||1 time favorited||13 replies|
08-06-2009 10:25 PM
Gentlemen: I’m guessing someone out there can help me with this. I hope I’m not on the wrong forum for this question.
I recently put together an 11+ foot long red oak handrail, with end pieces that are called starting easing (at the bottom of the stair) and overhand easing at the top. You can see what I’m talking about here: http://stairparts.net/general-stair-fittings.htm
It is quite a trick to get these parts put together properly. I found help on Youtube and it all came together beautifully, I must say. I matched the stain carefully to the partial handrail on the other side of the staircase. I put on 3 coats of polyurethane and then carefully installed the brackets in the wall and went to mount it …
I have tried loud cursing but this does no good. I will need to take it apart by finesse and force and either find new pre-cut end pieces or … and here is where I need expert advice … somehow re-cut the end pieces in such a way as to reduce the angle by 5 ? degrees and make it fit together. Where and how to cut on the curved end is what puzzles me. I’m having trouble visualizing what to do and would very much appreciate advice.
Has anyone out there wrestled with the problem of a non standard staircase pitch?
-- --Don, Columbia, SC