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rhrwilliams
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WIP Staircase

Post by rhrwilliams » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:17 am

In my house, there is a old staircase that was literally falling apart. It was cut in two around 1970 as the building was used as 2 seperate houses, then stitched back together very badly. After inspecting it with back taken off it, I found it was literally hanging in mid air - newls were cut it was a bit of a disaster. Very dangerous.

I cant really take it out without opening a massive can of worms so I need to fix it. Although, really if I had some more money and time ...... a new stair case would be the order of the day.

I have fragments of what was originally there in terms of newels and handrails, so going back with what I think was there originally. I won't put pictures of repairing the underside etc as its boring. Here is the handrail though.

This is a first for me as its all been done with hand tools (In my front room on tressels etc) as I do not have a power tools workshop anymore :(
Im learning lots about complicated angles and stuff like that. I also need more practice cutting stop champhers.

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Post by JonR » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:22 pm

Good effort mate, you have 2 staircases in that place then ?

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Post by rhrwilliams » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:32 pm

Yes 2 floors plus a mezzanine so 2 staircases

Pop by for a drink if your in the area ;)

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Post by rhrwilliams » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:23 pm

About a million mortices cut by hand , all spindles tenoned in. More Linseed oil tomorrow and glue up.

What is the "normal" way to cut stop champers ? I used a chisel and a small bull nose plane but I wonder if this is the correct way. Seemed to be ok but it took ages.

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Post by Tomyjoiner » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:04 pm

Nice, see you have satans cat helping.

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Re: WIP Staircase

Post by rhrwilliams » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:46 pm

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