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toprecycler 02-01-2015 01:45 AM

Rail Picture Overload
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Just some pics of Hand rails that I have built in the last 6 years or so. I can't take credit for the artistic design of most, just the actual fabrication and making them fit! And sometimes, trying to come up with the way to make what the boss and customer wants. I usually have little say in how the design actually looks or is made, but sometimes can influence the outcome a little.:D
Please enjoy the pics.
The rail in the middle three was installed by putting spindles into holes in the stone steps and pouring lead to secure. I was always told not to mix water in with molten lead, and I did find out why on this job.:eek: I was very fortunate that day, and only had a couple of small burns when the lead exploded back out of the hole.
The last picture is of a curved deck that we were building, and was almost done, and the customer had got tired of the building delays, and canceled the job. The deck looks real good on top of overstock Ibeams in the yard waiting for a new home.:devil:

toprecycler 02-01-2015 01:50 AM

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Some more.

toprecycler 02-01-2015 01:53 AM

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and more...:):)

toprecycler 02-01-2015 01:58 AM

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and more...:):)
the first one, a coworker built, but I helped install and took pics later. My son did photo bomb the pic!

toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:11 AM

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still more..;)
the last picture does not show it well, but this one was made from 1 1/4" copper pipe. I remember having to do some tig welding in the field to finish the install, and I could not get my portable inverter tig to get hot enough. I somehow was able to hook the tig torch up to the trailblazer welder and welded it together using scratch start and no remote amp control. That was a first for me, but got the job done. Now, that would just be another day of doing whatever it takes to get the job done.:)

toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:15 AM

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a few more..:D

toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:21 AM

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toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:24 AM

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still more to come...

toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:30 AM

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and more.. :)

toprecycler 02-01-2015 02:36 AM

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Last one for now. I will post some more once I find them, unless you tell me to stop.:devil:
Thanks for letting me share.:)

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