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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #7591
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Wow, your photos are breathtaking, just beautiful.

That rail system is going to be beautiful also. I just had a thought about a set of stairs I saw several years back, they were "S" shaped, made me dizzy walking up them.

Uninterrupted curved stairs are fun, but stairs where part is straight then curved then back straight can be a little tough though, especially where the radius is tight.

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Uninterrupted curved stairs are fun, but stairs where part is straight then curved then back straight can be a little tough though, especially where the radius is tight.
Jim, you talking about making them or navigating them????....lol
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I just had a thought about a set of stairs I saw several years back, they were "S" shaped, made me dizzy walking up them.

Uninterrupted curved stairs are fun, but stairs where part is straight then curved then back straight can be a little tough though, especially where the radius is tight.
I don't think I have ever seen such a set of stairs...or, if I have, cannot remember them. The framing for that would be interesting to say the least.
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I don't remember how they were framed, I didn't build that set. I do know why they didn't have a rail on them then, that would have been a tough rail to build.

Fix, I was talking about building them but now days navigating them is a real task.
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Our unseasonably excellent weather has come to a grinding halt, and once again we are getting what the west coast is known for...rain and wind and lots of it. It hit late this afternoon and we are to expect 5 days of the wet stuff.

I cannot really complain, as we have had the best run of gorgeous days in memory for early May.

A couple of mornings back the CG came close by at 50 MPH with their little toy.
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One of my recently planted bamboos in the Japanese garden has thrown up two very healthy looking shoots. Looks like it will develop into a fair sized plant this year.
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I'm almost sorry to do this to you again, but the rhododendrons this year are so nice I just can't help myself.

I expect when I go out tomorrow morning that these gorgeous blooms will have been destroyed by the heavy wind and rain, so this may be the last look.
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An early morning sailboater with a nice reflection. It would have been better, except that the crew boat for the boom guys over at the north end of Valdez came by a few minutes earlier, making all those ripples.
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Got the last tread done on the stairs. Here's the smoothedge in place...
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...then the underlay and carpet.
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Tadaaa! Here's the long awaited moulding to finish that part of the job.

Still have the face pieces to cover the risers and the railing to go.
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Absolutely beautiful Keith, your work and the flowers.
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Great job Keith. Couldn't help notice the chinese scissors from Lee Valley, they are very useful as well as quite sharp I find. Can't wait to see the finished stairs they will look stunning.
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Excellent work Keith! The stairs are looking great.

Thanks for posting the flower pictures. They sure are beautiful.

The ripples in the sailboat pic add a nice effect. It would be neat to look out the window and see the view you have.

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Great job Keith. Couldn't help notice the chinese scissors from Lee Valley, they are very useful as well as quite sharp I find. Can't wait to see the finished stairs they will look stunning.
Right, come in sets of three if I remember rightly. They are about the only thing I ever found that would cut Kevlar fabric when I used to use it in boatbuilding. Cheap too.

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