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Old 01-15-2011, 04:04 PM   #61
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I love projects like this that force you to think. Best to do things with scrap material first to avoid costly screwups

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:57 PM   #62
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I love projects like this that force you to think. Best to do things with scrap material first to avoid costly screwups
scrap material can be costly when building curved stairs ....but I must admit it is nice to get the wows...
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #63
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david f I'll see if I can get you something from the real estate brochure from my last house. My biggest flaw in a personal construction history is not keeping a photo record. I just save magazine and news paper articles about houses I have worked on when needing references if I'm trying to find work to challenge my skills and knowledge in order to aquire more skills and knowledge
The stairs in my last house had a 1/4 circle inside radius, two thirds of the way down the outside radius turned into the inside radius going the other direction, a centre line indicating the run splits into a Y where the outside stringer changes direction. After two transition treads one on either side of the Y-split the next treads have four reference points from which to find a common reference point. These treads are arced in shape with a different radius on each riser.
It's complicated.
I'll see if I can figure out how to load and enter a top view drawing to save that 1,000 words.
More on your project if you want help or advice just let me know what you doing or how you want to approach it. There are lots of possible variables
Where on the rock are you? My Dads from Corner Brook. Haven't been back there for almost 1/2 century
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david f I'll see if I can get you something from the real estate brochure from my last house. My biggest flaw in a personal construction history is not keeping a photo record. I just save magazine and news paper articles about houses I have worked on when needing references if I'm trying to find work to challenge my skills and knowledge in order to aquire more skills and knowledge
The stairs in my last house had a 1/4 circle inside radius, two thirds of the way down the outside radius turned into the inside radius going the other direction, a centre line indicating the run splits into a Y where the outside stringer changes direction. After two transition treads one on either side of the Y-split the next treads have four reference points from which to find a common reference point. These treads are arced in shape with a different radius on each riser.
It's complicated.
I'll see if I can figure out how to load and enter a top view drawing to save that 1,000 words.
More on your project if you want help or advice just let me know what you doing or how you want to approach it. There are lots of possible variables
Where on the rock are you? My Dads from Corner Brook. Haven't been back there for almost 1/2 century
St.John's you dad is from NFLD. I see y you are so talented ..
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The next treads have four reference points from which to find a common "RADIUS" point

Sorry about the error possibly adding confusion the the confusing description
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David, the math doesn't require a genius, but you do have to know the simple method. If you can multiply and divide and want to know more, you can e-mail your phone#.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:14 PM   #67
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scrap material can be costly when building curved stairs ....but i must admit it is nice to get the wows...

what is a nice height for wain scooting on a 8 ' wall ??
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what is a nice height for wain scooting on a 8 ' wall ??

32 inches to the top from the floor.
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32 inches to the top from the floor.

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David when you get your stairs done send me a photo. I cant find any of my photos as I'm between houses with things in storage. Just send something to my web site and check out my invention at wallboardersbuddy.com while your at it
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David when you get your stairs done send me a photo. I cant find any of my photos as I'm between houses with things in storage. Just send something to my web site and check out my invention at wallboardersbuddy.com while your at it

Ok sounds good
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David when you get your stairs done send me a photo. I cant find any of my photos as I'm between houses with things in storage. Just send something to my web site and check out my invention at wallboardersbuddy.com while your at it

wow nice invention I need one
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I've only had a chance to use it on three reno's but no way I'm ever going back to the cuts and callouses of finger dragging again. I can do 80-90% of my cuts with this.
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I've only had a chance to use it on three reno's but no way I'm ever going back to the cuts and callouses of finger dragging again. I can do 80-90% of my cuts with this.
sweet .........................
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how to build a curved staircase ?

Keith I bough a bendable hand rail and when I got to the sharp turn it failed in the finger joint I only tried it with one piece first what am I doing wrong ??

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