Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handrail'

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Building a Custom Staircase and Handrail

05-06-2018 06:19 PM by BenhamDesign | 4 comments »

This custom staircase and handrail is made from Hickory and stained to go with the wood flooring that was installed at the top of the stairs. The Craftsman style design was derived from some of the architecture in the house. you can watch it be fabricated or read about it below Recount of the video Today, I’m building a staircase with a custom handrail.But before we get to the build, let me get you up to speed about what needed to be done on the jobsite before we could install the st...

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tangent handrail class

10-22-2013 12:12 AM by Jim Baldwin | 1 comment »

This was great fun and we may do it again next year. The idea was to help improve technical skills associated with stair building and in particular, the formation of geometric handrail. The four-day seminar held in Martha’s Vineyard MA and hosted by South Mountain Co., focused on principles and methods devised and perfected in the mid-1800’s. By reacquiring these forgotten skills, ordinary stair carpenters and craftsmen can once again reproduce extraordinary stairs and balustrad...

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Shaping a handrail transition

12-17-2007 12:57 AM by miles125 | 5 comments »

This is my attempt to show you how i made the handrail transition i listed in my projects page. What i started out with was a full size drawing of the handrail profile. I then decided i was going to do the rough hogging out of material by using a core box bit in my formica router. So if you look at the drawing you can see how i drew in the actual router bit size and its depth location to tell me how far from the edge of the rail to go, and how deep to go. I then fashioned a fence to ...

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