Understanding the tangent handrail system.

Billy Dillon, Joe Bartok and I have just started discussing

A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing. Which should be read before reading and understanding the book.

Treatise on Stair Building & Handrailing

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A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing

After doing a Google search, there's not really any information on Tangent Handrailing on the web. Here's a link to a you tube video of a German carpenter making and installing the Tangent Handrailing. However, he really doesn't show how the Tangent Handrailing is carved from a solid block of wood.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TopKnotCarpentry

Then I was looking at Keith Mathewson picasaweb site and discovered he's been holding out on us. So Keith, I see your drawings of the face mold, but what about some pictures of you laying out the plank of wood used for the face mold?

https://picasaweb.google.com/Seattle...59183391453874

Attached is an example of an Prismatic Solid from the book A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing. The other attachment is a drawing based on Keith's drawing and the geometric development of the Prismatic Solid for Keith's drawing.

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Billy Dillon, Joe Bartok and I have just started discussing

**Tangent Handrailing**from the bookA Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing. Which should be read before reading and understanding the book.

Treatise on Stair Building & Handrailing

quote from

A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing

The tangent handrailing principle is a geometric method used for laying out tangent lines to make exact joints and patterns for any inclined turned handrail section.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TopKnotCarpentry

Then I was looking at Keith Mathewson picasaweb site and discovered he's been holding out on us. So Keith, I see your drawings of the face mold, but what about some pictures of you laying out the plank of wood used for the face mold?

https://picasaweb.google.com/Seattle...59183391453874

Attached is an example of an Prismatic Solid from the book A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing. The other attachment is a drawing based on Keith's drawing and the geometric development of the Prismatic Solid for Keith's drawing.

Sim

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