Past project, tangent handrail

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Re: Past project, tangent handrail

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The rectangle is the wrong size :lol:
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Yes but why?
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Here’s the drawing showing thickness of material required and application of the two templates.
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Here’s the same drawing with the template hinged in red to show positioning.
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I'm a Joiner and I've been watching the thread with interest, I did ask a question back on page 6 but I think it got buried under all the noise :lol:
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Trevanion wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:12 am Sure.


Say you’ve got an existing curved stairway made from concrete blocks and rendered over that you need to make a curved handrail for to go between a jewel on each end, how best would it be to lay this out, bearing in mind that the curve of the concrete “string” possibly isn’t absolutely perfect.

I was thinking a couple of datum lines square relative to the stair and make measurements every 100mm or so of the curve amount and the height gained, but I’m totally stabbing in the dark.

Sorry Trevanion you did get lost in the noise and I apologise. If you have an equal pitch say all the treads are 250mm and rise are all 180 and it’s continues floor to floor you could laminate it straight onto the concrete wall that way it would follow the shape of the render perfectly, once made and glue dried it could be removed to clean up and possibly mould too. Laminating is not very successful if the pitch changes. So more information would be beneficial
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Here’s proof that drawing an ellipse by any legitimate means is equal to developing an ellipse from the plan plotting points, the more points you develop the more accurate it is drawing your freehand ellipse.

Any questions from anyone not ignoring me :lol:
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Back in May I posted about how little input there was from members.
Oldboy22 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:30 pm Apparently there are over 5000 members.
There are now nearly 21000 views on this post and the number of members has nearly tripled to 15000 but still no input, why bother to join a forum if you don’t participate? You can view everything without joining.

From confused member.
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I’ve decided to post a series of drawings over the next week or so with handrails following different plan and elevation situations, like acute and obtuse plan layouts for equal pitch stairs, level to pitch stairs and pitch to level stairs, the drawings are all different the bevels will also be shown.

I know most people won’t ever build anything like this but I want it to on the internet for people who do, it might help someone.

I decided to to start with these as there has already been a lot of discussion about equal and unequal pitch stairs over a 90deg plan radius, and of course the single twist level to pitch, and pitch to level quarter turn over a quarter turn. So no need to go over this again.

My belief is all these drawings are correct but if you know different please speak up I will not be offended I’m learning all the time too.
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First of all I want to reaffirm the importance of the ellipse. In handrail work where the handrail plan is part of a circle the development as the stairs rise is an ellipse, it’s not a random curve between two points and just as the tangents kiss the radius in the plan the ellipse kisses the tangents in the development, if it doesn’t there is something wrong!. One very good reason for this is you want the centre line of the the handrail to be exactly over the centre of the string or balusters or they won’t be plumb.

A simple way of developing an ellipse.
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I’ve just noticed a certain member has post on what is possibly called the other side part of his project, I wish there was as much input on this site, it’s dead by comparison. I know most of them frequent this site too but don’t speak up, I’m confused as to why?. Some of the advice is dubious at most and would like to challenge them politely on this forum.

I don’t think it’s just my posts, it seems to be all posts. Has something gone on in the past I have no knowledge off ?.
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Here’s the first drawing in the series, acute plan with unequal pitch.
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Oldboy22 wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:18 am Back in May I posted about how little input there was from members.
Oldboy22 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:30 pm Apparently there are over 5000 members.
There are now nearly 21000 views on this post and the number of members has nearly tripled to 15000 but still no input, why bother to join a forum if you don’t participate? You can view everything without joining.

From confused member.
Oldboy22 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:46 pm I’ve just noticed a certain member has post on what is possibly called the other side part of his project, I wish there was as much input on this site, it’s dead by comparison. I know most of them frequent this site too but don’t speak up, I’m confused as to why?. Some of the advice is dubious at most and would like to challenge them politely on this forum.

I don’t think it’s just my posts, it seems to be all posts. Has something gone on in the past I have no knowledge off ?.
I participate more over on Woodhaven2 though I do look here on occasion, I agree this place is a ghost town by comparison but some of that may be down to the fact posts by new members have to be approved by an administrator/moderator before appearing, my own initial three posts before they were approved took over a month to appear on the forum, by which time the conversation on those threads had long passed. There may be 15000 members, but only about 2500 of them have ever made a post, the rest are either people who have never bothered to post, are in the process of having their posts approved, or they could be spam bots that do bombard forums like these and that's why the post-approval system is in place. If you look at the member's list and filter it by the people who have joined most recently, you will see that there are around 60 people that have joined so far today, but you can see that they are all spam accounts by the fact that all the names are completely randomised letters, and there was 80 more yesterday, and the day before, and so on...

It appears to have been going on for a while now and I imagine it's almost impossible for the administrators/moderators to be able to discern between the genuine individuals that join up and these spam bots, the ratio seems to be one genuine person per 200 spam accounts, it would take the administrators/moderators a lot of time to filter through these, and they're only people with their own lives to live, they don't get paid to do it.

You could always join up over on Woodhaven2 or UKWorkshop if you're looking for more conversation, although I would be careful if you're just going into it simply to dispute others' opinions.
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Thanks trevanion for your explanation on the numbers verses the comments etc that makes perfect sense to me , I didn’t realise that’s that’s what was going on.

As far as the comment regarding me disputing other peoples opinions, where did that come from?. If someone ask my opinion and they don’t like or disagree that’s fine . But I’m not going to agree custard is S*#t just so everyone is happy and snuggly , if what I’m saying is wrong tell me I’ll respect you for it, if you want me to follow everyone over the cliff, just to keep everyone happy it’s not going to happen. No one is going to learn anything without disagreeing from time to time

I have only ever been respectful and thanked everyone who has commented on my posts , even the most frustrating posters.
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Oldboy22 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:36 pm As far as the comment regarding me disputing other peoples opinions, where did that come from?. If someone ask my opinion and they don’t like or disagree that’s fine .
Well, it just came across like that in your post here:

Oldboy22 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:46 pm I’ve just noticed a certain member has post on what is possibly called the other side part of his project, I wish there was as much input on this site, it’s dead by comparison. I know most of them frequent this site too but don’t speak up, I’m confused as to why?. Some of the advice is dubious at most and would like to challenge them politely on this forum.
All I was merely saying is if you're only going over to the other forum to "challenge" other people from the outset you may be met with a cold reception, no matter how polite you are. Constructive criticism and discussion are welcomed, but arguments and escalation aren't tolerated, which I'm not saying you will argue and escalate, but it's worth noting as so not to get off on the wrong foot if your intention is to challenge other people's "dubious" advice.
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Thanks Trvanion for your post, I have no intention of joining the other side, if I have come across raspy on occasion on this thread it is because I’m passionate about tangent handrailing and to see it abused by some is very frustrating.
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I’m a moderator on another forum that is quieter than this one but gets lots of views as people find the info they need then leave without posting. It’s probably the same here.
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woodsmith wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:47 am I’m a moderator on another forum that is quieter than this one but gets lots of views as people find the info they need then leave without posting. It’s probably the same here.
Thanks Keith
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Second drawing in series, acute plan lower level tangent.
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This is the last of the acute plan drawings I’ve done, the only one of the acute plan drawings missed is an equal pitch, but anyone understanding my drawings so far could probably work out how to do that.

Anyone glazing over yet lol.
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Good morning all tangent hand-railing enthusiast’s and lurkers.

This is the first of the obtuse plan layout’s, this one is an equal pitch drawing.
If your not understanding anything, just ask if I can help I will.
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Quick note to everyone I’m not say this is the only way to draw these, it’s my way and it’s a bit of a miss match but I find easier.
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This is probably last post on this thread, I will help anyone who posts in the future if I can but I’m not an expert and do make mistakes, my previous drawing was slightly wrong I noticed, so wanted to put a corrected drawing up.
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I know I said I probably wouldn’t post again but this is something everyone who’s interested in this type of work even if you can’t understand it, will find interesting. No geometry.

I came across these videos by custom Handrails and I found it very interesting.

https://youtu.be/FuFFzv2w4Kw

I started with the second video in his shop tour as it shows pretty much everything that was talked about in the post but mostly ignored by people who know better, hope you find it interesting.
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