JonR wrote: ↑Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:20 am
Our first curly stairs and it could be our last
its been going on for a while and now crunch time is to fit the handrail. Been a challenge ill post some
photos of how it got to this point. The transition at the top is my main worry as its on the curve, I got the feeling it will be cut off and be done from a solid block and cut and carved insitu. The laminated curve is done with 9 x 5mm bendy ply(first attempt was veneer epic fail !) and the handrail has 46 layers of veneer to make the width of 58mm, no idea how it would be done in solid section
Stairs look very nice, the handrail is always the most challenging part, and from my point of view laminating is harder than tangent handrailing, by the time you make a former cut all the laminations gluing up with dozens of clamps and all the cleaning up after, and not really suited to this staircase but you have got to this point no and I guess you want to try and make it work.?
The problems I can see you need to transition between the different pitches with some kind of ramp or easing ( some of that could have been included in a wreath lessening the curve needed.
I can’t really see the curved part you’re concerned with at the top, can you give more information?
What is happening at the bottom? Newel? Scroll ?
I could draw that out for you if you wanted to go down the tangent handrail route.