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  1. Thread: Timber Stair

    by hambone
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    Re: Timber Stair

    I like the steel even if it wasn't required for the 4" gap. I built some open riser stairs last winter. A solid 2" maple tread wasn't thick enough to close of the 4" gap. I had to add a strip of...
  2. Thread: Timber Stair

    by hambone
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    Re: Timber Stair

    Can you fit a 4" sphere through the space where the riser would normally go?
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    Re: double closet doors binding

    Yeah, you'll need both doors back beveled, especially with just a 1/16" between them. They'll just bind up on the diagonal.
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Thanks Jeff. I like them as well, even more when the original posters are a little out of their comfort zone. I knew there'd be some good input from this forum.

    For the curious, this project...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Thanks Steve. I agree completely on your points on the position of the balustrade. I don't like the look of the rosette, and here it would pull the center of the balustrade in, away from the plumb...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    For anyone following along I made a mistake in my original plan, but everything should work out well anyway. I calculated that I would have 52" down from the floor above(40" to the ceiling), at the...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    For glue, I ended up using about a third of a gallon of Titebond. I don't think there are any fasteners that aren't redundant, most are only temporary supports until the glue sets up. I used brads...
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    Re: pecky cypress bath vanity

    Very nice. Is the router table in the kitchen? We should start a thread with pics about taking our work home.
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Thank Jim, but now I want a press! I did use one of sorts. My stairs were upside down on the bench, on saw horses. I could easily clamp the bottom, but the top side was on the bench. I used a few...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Victory! The stairs went in great. The bad news is my phone was wonky when i wanted to take the pics.

    The framer has started calling my stairs the big production, hence the name on my jig. He...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Thanks Steve, your pics are great.

    I forgot my phone today, so no pics. Lots of pics tomorrow. The stairs are all assembled. Just attaching the last few pieces of scotia and then install.
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Didn't get a ton done today. Lots of distractions. I tried my hand at rabbeting in the treads to the risers. It wasn't worth it in this application. I would probably have liked it in the top...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Thanks Steve. I considered the dovetail bit. Is yours 1/2" shank with a bearing to follow your jig, or are you using a collar? I used a pattern bit to make my jig so it's nice and square and I'm...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Assembly begins. Everything's working out well. I wish i had ran a dado in each riser and paired it with a rabbet on each tread. Or at least I'm considering it for the next set. With my current...
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    Re: Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    Production begins. I spent some time planning these out. I hope it all works out okay.

    Here is a pic of the existing stairs at the front of the house as well as my plan. I pick up some room...
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    Combination Housed Stair Stringers.

    I'm taking the plunge and installing the stairs on my current project with housed stair stringers. I've done a few small sets of stairs as a warm-up, in garages and in basements. I love the way...
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    Re: Running Crown - Double Cope or Slip it in?

    I find just making sure the bottom square edge is nice and perpendicular to the piece you're coping into looks best. Before I start cutting the cope I mark that out with a knife, then just slightly...
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    Re: Running Crown - Double Cope or Slip it in?

    That's it. I would say with a one piece base I still would. With crown I now measure from the long point post-chop saw, pre-jig/coping saw.
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    Re: Running Crown - Double Cope or Slip it in?

    I slip it in. I don't fasten the last 5' or so of the first permanent piece so I can pull it off a bit to allow the final piece to slide in, and then I spring it in. Also, I don't cut the non-coped...
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    Re: The Joys of scribing

    Beat me to it! I use these all the time myself. They're handy because they are sized as well. For example I had to scribe both sides of the trim that was going to wrap the valley rafter. I had a...
  21. Re: when/why did north american 2x4 framing lumber become standardised at 1-1/2 x 3x1

    It's not always just 1/2" under nominal size either. At least around here, anyway. Once you go up to x8 the dimensions are 3/4" under nominal, so a 2x8 or 1x8 is 7-1/4" and x10 is 9-1/4" etc...
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    Re: Flush beam install in finished residence

    Sometimes starting with the skillsaw is not really worth it, the bottom of the cut is the easy part anyway. It's the top of each cut that's a bit tough, as the blade bounces of the old sub-floor. ...
  23. Re: How to find an angle accurately using only a compass and straight edge

    This is great stuff. I need to try the paper idea. For me there's nothing better than having new plaster walls to draw on to figure out the angles. I need some time to think on this and maybe...
  24. Re: How to find an angle accurately using only a compass and straight edge

    Maybe I should start another thread with my question?


    Here's the circular casing I was working on:
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    Re: Picture frame molding and the pls 180 laser

    Well...

    From "The Elephants of Style":

    For choosing a or an, spelling doesn't matter; pronunciation does. A is for consonant sounds; an is for vowel sounds.
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