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Old 02-01-2015, 01:45 AM
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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.
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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. 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.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:50 AM
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Some more.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:53 AM
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:58 AM
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the first one, a coworker built, but I helped install and took pics later. My son did photo bomb the pic!
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:11 AM
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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.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:15 AM
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Very nice! How long have you been at it?
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:25 AM
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Very nice work, Your handle should be " The rail man"
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Very nice! How long have you been at it?
started at current shop in 2001 and switched to welding/fabrication career. Before this I was in retail/ management (department manager in grocery store). Talk about a change of pace. Sometimes I miss the stores, usually when I have to go outside this time of year and install steel, or welding in the rain! That can be a shocking expierence!
I guess I was destined for this work. I used to take broken shopping carts home and weld them up and charge the store a fraction of what it should have been.

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Cable rail that I finally got installed today. Should have been done about three months ago. But that is another story. :-)
The sad part is that the powder coat job was not very good, but had to install it anyways. And the customer is questioning the color as it is not what she expected. Figure I will be uninstalling and doing something different next year sometime,

I was happy that I was able to get the top rail pretty straight. The wood stringer that it mounts too had about a 1/4" sag in the middle, so all the legs are a different length.

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