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Old 04-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #841
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Test fit for the short stringer in place.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #842
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...and now we'll add the long one.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #843
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Views from the side...something doesn't quite look right...but it's going to be OK.
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This will be the top step...probably going to fill some of it in. I'll have to wait and see when the stairs are in.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #845
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Used up all the screen boards I have (60) and will need to make about that many more to finish up. Looks like more time on the mill.

Also trimmed the posts except for each end. Not quite sure what will happen there.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:01 PM   #846
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We got a repeat performance of yesterday's rain again today. First the light shower, then a break...then RAIN!

In fact, I grabbed the last two pics above as the rain was setting in.

But nevertheless, it quit after an hour or so. Stayed windy and cold, but I started to get the stair treads cut out anyway. I was going to try and take pics as I went, but it was getting too dark - again - and I was trying to get them at least rough cut before I had to quit. Made them all except for one piece.

More rain forecast tonight, so I've brought all the boards in. I'll get them sanded down, the ends painted with preservative ready for assembly tomorrow. Pretty good forecast for Sunday...let's hope!
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it's amazing to me how my mind thinks everything is really big and tall, then you leave a drill or skillsaw in the picture and my fading brain cells have a point of reference. like the pic with the saw near the spiral from the upper deck, thanks for that. i thank you, my head thanks you. beautiful stuff by the way.
I have been a carpenter since the early 70s and the man who I learned from believed in everything being plumb,level and square starting at the footing and that has always served me well. appears you are from the same school of thought
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:37 PM   #848
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Thanks tp,

Yes, my first real mentor was an older gentleman named Henry Gall. He escaped from Hungary when the Russians invaded in '56. My first residential construction dates to the mid '60's, and when I moved to the Yukon, where I met Henry, he introduced me to my first commercial construction. This was in 1969.

I still remember the chaps name who we did the job for. Custom Boot & Saddlery for Jim Rittenhouse. Funny how some things never fade from one's memory.

I suppose it was one of those defining moments in life.

The sun is out this morning, so I will be getting some pics of how the stairs are going together.

Back in a bit.
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The first order of business today was to make sure all the cedar was done for the "triangle" at the top of the stairs.
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Then I put the stringers in place permanently.

After that came the fitting of the stair treads.

Each step has two boards, mainly because the width of the treads on the outside was 14 3/4". Because they are tapered to fit the effect of the curve, no two boards have the same angle.

So starting at the top, I used the sliding t-bevel to get the angles on both sides for the first board. The angles are different on either side.
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The angles were transferred to the first board, which was cut and test fitted.
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As mentioned, no two boards are the same, even on the same tread. And here is the t-bevel sitting against the stringer to illustrate how much the change was.
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I always prefer to pre-drill holes for the nails which will keep the treads from moving about. Rather than go through the hassle of trying to line up where the holes should be from the outside, I just drill the holes from the inside like so.
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And here they are! Stairs all fitted and stained.

Once the first coat of stain is good and dry, I will nail the treads in place (making sure that I have my weight on the tread I am nailing) - you knew about that, right?
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...you just have to see them from the front and far side as well!
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