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Using upper floor supports as newel posts?
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Pete Ripley

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February 27, 2015 - 3:29 pm
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Hi Ness and Stefan.

Yep, I am going to put handrails on in a week or so. Will do a Tassie Oak handrail with stainless wire at 100mm spacing running parallel with the stringers.

I will see if I can upload one more pic that will explain what is holding up the last newel post. Will make a pic of it this week.

 

Thanks again!

 

Pete

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February 26, 2015 - 2:04 pm
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Hi Pete,

Thanks for these photos.

This is amazing work, well done !

Are you going to put an handrail on it?

All the best,

Ness

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February 26, 2015 - 11:02 am
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Hi everyone,

Few computer problems somewhere down the line, so I’m posting Pete’s pics for him here. GREAT JOB! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Couple of comments from Pete too:

 

The stair is in Oregon oak. I am sure Ness would be interested as to where the forth upper floor support went!
 
What Ness has achieved with his program is amazing. Thinking about the complexity of my project is a mindful and it may be worth putting in a section about how to build them.
 
What I found was… Start at the bottom and work up. Sounds logical, but until the bits were in slowly going up I found it very hard to understand what was going to happen at the top- until I got there.
 
Also, I found a plumb bob invaluable at the measuring stage.
 
When am I doing the next set? Um… Maybe in a year or three. Hopefully as soon as possible- just need to buy and build my next house.
 
Cheers Stefan, oh, and what you have done on your side of the channel with the site is great. i hope it is rewarding for you.
 
Cheers and thanks heaps.
 
Pete
 
 
 
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February 17, 2015 - 3:41 pm
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Hi Pete,

We’ve noticed that Safari on mobile devices gets a bit stuck adding images to the forum. I’ve tested Mercury and Chrome browsers on my iphone which work fine, so that might be a solution for the future.

Cheers,

Stefan

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February 17, 2015 - 11:26 am
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Hi Pete,

Great to hear that your project is working out well.

Can’t wait to see the photos!

All the best,

Ness

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February 15, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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Hi Ness and Stefan.

well, over the weekend I finally started putting the stairs up.

all going brilliantly, 11 stairs in about 14 hours, the other 5 I will do next week. I have some pics but can’t seem to upload them from this iPad, so next time I am on my PC will pipe them through.

cheers

Pete.

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November 18, 2014 - 8:46 pm
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Hi Pete,

Thanks for the file.

The handrail goes through the post but this is an error of stairdesigner.

The program assembles the handrail from newel to newel and does consider the intermediary post a newel, so you have to adjust manually the joint line.

In fact you have to cut the joint line up against the intermediate post.

Over the trade show is very tiring but meeting some great people.

Looking forwards to seeing the photos.

all the best 

Ness

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November 18, 2014 - 12:09 pm
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Hi Ness.

i have sent the zop file to your email addresses. Also there is the copy on your email, this page from 20th Aug.

i cant post the zip file to the forum using this ipad for some reason. The big computer is tied up for tonight unfortunately. I hope this is ok.

 

cheers

pete

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Hi Pete,

It’s late here and I’m just back from the trade show.

I’ve just seen your post, but as I’m away I haven’t got you stair project on my lap top.

Could you post the file on the forum so that I could have a look at it tomorrow.

Thanks o lot and sorry to keep you waiting for the answers.

All the best,

Ness

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Hi Peter,

Just to let you know that Ness is at the trade show in Paris for most of this week. He’s planning to continue to reply to queries on the forum, but there might be a bit of a delay.

Please bear with us if there is, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Stefan

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Hi Ness.

well into the second set of stairs now. Just laminating the posts up.

a quick question….

can you have a look at the top of my left string 1 and newel post 2 please.

I have laid the template and I am a bit uncertain what happens at this intersection.

looking at the plan view, it appears that Lst1 goes completely through Newel 2 and butts up to Newel 3. Can you confirm if this is the case please.

 

as for the first set of stairs, hopefully this coming week I will finish off the upper dec newel posts and mark the position for the horizontal stainless wire to go through. I am going to go with stainless wire instead of iron balusters. We can do this in Oz so long as the spacing is no more than 100mm.  Hence why I still have not sent pics through!

 

i hope all is going well your side.

cheers,

pete

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August 26, 2014 - 10:20 am
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Thanks heaps Ness.

Should be putting some of set one up this weekend. Pics as promised.

Cheers

Pete

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August 20, 2014 - 4:35 pm
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Hi Pete,
here are your stair files.
I hope everything goes all right for the build.
Please keep us updated to how it goes.
All the best,
Ness

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August 19, 2014 - 8:25 am
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Hi Pete,

Good to hear that it seems be okay now.
You can go ahead and buy the £57 stair file and I’ll send you the working documents.
All the best.
Ness

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Hi Ness,

Looks fine! please click the done button. Oh, I am buying the 57 quid option?

Thanks heaps!

Pete

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Hello Pete,

here’s your stair with three winders on the first turn.

I’ve also set the handrail to 1 m high.

The height of the handrail is measured vertically above the front edge of the step where the step penetrates into the string. So theoretically the handrail follows the step nosing’s at a constant distance above them. The European standard is 900 mm, but 1m is okay. In the case of your stair the real distance above the nosing is is variable, as we have set up a straight handrail to make building the stair easier..

I’ve tried to make the going as even as possible, probably a defect from my French stair tradition where the going has always to be rigorously the same on each step. It seems as if you in Australia and other English-speaking countries variation on the winders going is not very important.

In fact, the stair with four winders on the first turn has a going that is the same for all the steps. On European standards This is a better stair.

Please revise and give me the final go-ahead and I’ll send you the working documents.

All the best,

Ness

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Ah, and one last thing, height of handrail above step 1000 for Australia. I had it at the default of 900 as I was not sure what the nosing is. Is that the top of the step or the top of the stringer locally?

Thanks

Pete

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Hi Ness,

Dims look good however the first set of winders had changed form 3 winders to 4 winders. the second set of winders are fine (3).

If you have a look at 02v03 that has 3, 02v03-1 has 4 winders, is it ok to set this back to 3 please?

 

Thanks!

Pete

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Hello Pete,

Here are the final plans for your stair.
I set the post to 90 x 90 and readjusted to fit underneath your stairwell.
Please give a final check to the project and I will process.

To buy the stair file go to the members discount page.

https://wooddesigner.org/member…..discounts/

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing the pictures of this project.

Love to see as well some pictures of you building it.

All the best,
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Hi Ness.

Apart from my accidentally putting in 100×100 posts- the rest is spot on- all fine!

If you can make them 90×90 and then PRESS THE BUTTON please!

And if you can remind me how to proceed to the checkout with my PayPal numbers I would be grateful.

Have seen the Oregon I intend to use. Looks great- heaps of character and should be a bit more fun to work with that the Vic Ash of the last set of stairs. Actually, speaking of them, they should be going in next week and I will bung some pics through.

Thanks heaps for all of your assistance as usual.

Cheers

Pete.

Now off to Youtube to get instruction on sharpening my chiselsLaugh

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