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Old 10-06-2017, 05:48 AM
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:49 AM
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customer requested doing one rail part different. finally got that done yesterday, and I think it looks better now myself. Just have to get back to put black topcoat on it.
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Just finished couple more cable rails tonight, for side job. Click image for larger version

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Very nice work.
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You really do a fabulous job on those railings, Brian.
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I really like the open look of cable design.
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Very nice work Brian.

The few I've done down here, get covered in wood, unless they are in the shade most of the time. Grabbing a black steel railing, in the tropical sun is a memorable experience. yours look particularly inviting to hand.

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Great looking work, really looks like it belongs where it is.
Do you design these from scratch and then build them so suit the finished area or do you work from plans/concepts then make them to actually fit.

I worked on a new factory fit out (painting graphics) this time last year and their stairs and raised walkway design was so complex and time consuming it held up the entire job.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:38 PM
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Great looking work, really looks like it belongs where it is.

Do you design these from scratch and then build them so suit the finished area or do you work from plans/concepts then make them to actually fit.



The boss had an concept design from the designer, and he gave me a couple things to work from, like the material to be used, and about the only other requirement was the top rail on the stairs coming down and forming the big triangle, because he had talked the designer into that to ease the transition. But taking the actual field measurements, and designing the actual post layout and fabrication fell to me. The boss said “I trust you to do it right “ and left me to get it done. Way different than my old boss.

Unfortunately i expected the stairs to have been a little easier since they were steel frame made by us and covered with wood, but it was not. I was not involved with the stair build, except for helping tune up his ellis saw so it would cut the tubing pieces straight. There was a lot of little tread differences that made it more challenging to make the final product look good, and I did use this project to help learn the 3-D aspect of my cad program better. I probably had as much time drawing and designing this in cad as I did building it, or so it seemed.

I had fabricated most of the rails in the shop, except for the bottom steps that flared out. I tig welded these together in the field to allow a little adjustment as needed. That was a good decision.

I was a little rusty in keeping the top rail from warping, and didn’t realize it until the install. I had only welded the top 1/2x 1-1/2” flat bar on the sides thinking it would not warp so bad, but was badly mistaken in this thinking. Will not forget it next time hopefully.






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