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More steps than stairs
April 1, 2017
7:49 pm
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michel melon
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Hi Ken ,

I am currently not able to provide the documents. Post the version you want to have and ask Ness. You will get it probably on Monday. Have a nice build ūüėČ

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Michel

April 1, 2017
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Hi Michel,

I’m sure if there are any proffesional following this thread they will be thinking, as you no doubt are, is he mad. Well let me explain my thinking. Firstly the steps are to be built in an old farmhouse in Brittany which is left empty for several months over winter. This means solid timber suffers badly as the moisture content of the air varies alarmingly. The house is built into a hillside which makes this worse. For this reason the steps will be made of a suitable plywood. For example the treads will be made of a sandwhich of 12mm and 18mm ply. I can then form a rebate to take the 12mm risers. As for CNC, forget it. I have only the basic hand tools, some electric but mostly me. But I do have time. So it will be rather DIY but it will be very servicable if unconventional. I have undertaken a lot of such projects on the house, all taking quite a lot of time but all a success. So thank you for your patience with an enthusiastic amateur.

So as far as I can see, with all of the help and advice given by you I think it will work fine.

Kind regards

Ken

April 1, 2017
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Hi Ken

Here is your stair 

I gave priotrity to the risers so that you can screw them in the back of the steps when building te stair. 

There is no riser penetration in the step underside. I do not know how you intend to assemble this without the nosing. 

Also a 10mm step and riser penetration added on the post. 

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Michel

April 1, 2017
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As many as possible parallel/straight please. 

April 1, 2017
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Hi Ken ,

Sorry I forgot to mention. Do you need all winded steps or as much as possible straight ones as this is easier to build unless you have a cnc?

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michel

April 1, 2017
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Hi Michel,

15mm penetration would be better you are right otherwise it would weaken the post too much. I deliberately removed the nosings because of the way I will ultimately finish the steps. The post will become part of the wall structure, giving me a datum line in an old and uneven building. I have no idea how I got from 12 to 20 for the risers so thanks for spotting that. I tried 12 and 13 steps and I wasn’t sure so I would bow to your knowledge and go with the 13. People with big feet will just have to go round the outside of the bend.

Thanks once again and I think I will go with that as a final submission.

Ken

April 1, 2017
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Hi Ken,

I am scanning the forum every day so you wil get replies fast. However is this the final version you need ? I see that the stepheight is big 231.08. If you take 13 it will be more acceptable on 213.31. Offcourse this affects the tread width from 212 to 195.

Also there is no nosing on your steps . You took risers of 20mm thickness. 

Post is long is there any reasn for this ? Also the stringer penetration in the post is 30mm and 15 would be better with some recesses to make a tenon. Look at this one so see what I mean.

If you say that this is the final one you will get the docs.

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Michel

April 1, 2017
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Hi Michel,

Absolutely what I am after. Shows how new to this software I am, I hadn’t even spotted Cut Strings. Thanks for the rapid response. I didn’t expect to hear anything until next week.

Thanks

Ken

March 31, 2017
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Hi Ken ,

I guess your idea is to use cutstrings. The design would look like this. Advise if this is what you want 

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Michel

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Hi,

I have a a limited space into which I want to fit a set of steps. On my design I have made the stringers the same thickness as the housing would be deep. This is deliberate as I really want a profile to cut and then fix the treads and risers to it rather than in it. This will help me in all sorts of ways.Due to the limited space I will have to construct the steps as I go.

I hope this all makes sense. This is my first project using your software so I am not exactly sure of the proceedure. I have attached my drawing so that you can produce a cutting list and drawings for me if that’s what I should do.

Thanks

Ken

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