How to complete a lower curved step - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
SFX Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
View SFX Group's Photo Album My Photos
Hi

I have many large wood working tools, good a wood work, however like some input.

Have a look at the enclosed image, i need to complete the lower step (designed by me), the main step is easy, however what would be the best way to get the lower step back to curve around.

My idea is to use 1/8 ply, and fix is to backing plates to make it the shape i need, might take a while with a few G Clamps, however is this the best idea?

Its a radius of about 8inches curve.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stairs.jpg
Views:	248
Size:	70.8 KB
ID:	27140  


Many Thanks
Ashley

© Copyright 2014 - www.ashleygriffin.ca

Last edited by SFX Group; 08-01-2011 at 09:27 AM.
SFX Group is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 04:27 AM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos


That first step I would make the tread from a single piece of wood. The riser can be made by using 3/4" plywood and saw kerfing the back side. It can be attached to a simple framework for shape. Your staircase shows no newel at the bottom step, or handrailing/balusters. A volute would be nice. At the beginning or end (not a wall) of an elevation or descent, where there is a transition, that should be shown (usually done with a newel).









.
cabinetman is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 04:32 AM
Really underground garage
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
Posts: 2,552
View BWSmith's Photo Album My Photos
Really should decide on your handrail first....then post location...then design step to serve these needs.Being as its the easiest part to make.BW

Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.
BWSmith is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 07:23 AM
In History is the Future
 
firemedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Louisiana - Gonzales
Posts: 6,423
View firemedic's Photo Album My Photos
Both above replies are excellent advice...

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
firemedic is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
SFX Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
View SFX Group's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabinetman
The riser can be made by using 3/4" plywood and saw kerfing the back side. It can be attached to a simple framework for shape..
Thanks, I thought this would be the best way

Many Thanks
Ashley

© Copyright 2014 - www.ashleygriffin.ca
SFX Group is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 09:30 AM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFX Group View Post
Thanks, I thought this would be the best way
I should have been more clear. The whole riser, the straight and the curve would be the same piece...no seams.








.
cabinetman is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-01-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
SFX Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
View SFX Group's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabinetman

I should have been more clear. The whole riser, the straight and the curve would be the same piece...no seams.
.
Got that, it was laid out in two pieces in the VR software while in Beta, however it's final making would be one piece

Many Thanks
Ashley

© Copyright 2014 - www.ashleygriffin.ca
SFX Group is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keepsake Box Step by step woodnthings General Woodworking Discussion 38 06-02-2017 01:03 PM
Hello from LA (Lower Alabama) matertoo New Member Introductions 4 12-16-2010 07:37 PM
Step by Step Modular Storage Cabinets bali_carpenter General Woodworking Discussion 1 11-22-2009 05:33 PM
lower cost hardwood? sideshowbob General Woodworking Discussion 12 05-08-2009 08:46 PM
Step-by-step table saw jigs? sukkaFOO Design & Plans 10 09-09-2007 10:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome