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Just like to say hello from here in Scotland.

I have been working for myself for the last 6 yrs, and opened my own workshop 2yrs ago.
 

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cheers. Even though I live over here in scotland I have just finished A stair for my sister in Virginia. I have left her to paint them how she likes, but have yet to finish them with some turned thistles on the tops of the newel posts
 

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A little more about me.....

I started my company (J D Architectural Joinery) 6 yrs ago in Leicester, England after being made redundant from a workshop that I was the foreman at. In 2002 I moved back home with my wife and 3 daughters. and 2 yrs later I started my own workshop. Recently finishing a contract for St Andrews University manufacturing 645 doorsets with Ironmongery fitted. Most of my work is bespoke, Though I have a contract with a caravan park doing deckings, which is an all year round job.
Jobs range from manufacturing Doors, Stairs, and windows too just going out on site and doing the installation.
 

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Yeeeeeeehaw! I got me some kin folk here finally! Got a little Irish in me too hope ya don't mind. :shifty:


Ya mind explaining how you did the stair job for ytour sister? I assume you came over here and did it right? :blink:

Welcome to our hangout Pitbull! :thumbup1:
 

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Unfortunately I didnt know where to go to get proper materials, ie wood or tools, so I had to go to lowes. It started off with her on the phone to me prior to going saying that she just wanted the handrailing finished off. But she didnt tell me it was a stair that had no newels. It was basically a stir supported by 2 walls wit 1 of them knocked down to open up the stairs.:eek:
I will give you a before and after. Unfortunately all I had too use was a mixture of painted and unpainted materials, too keep it too budget, so she is going to paint them later.
before.
stair before.jpg
after but yet to do the thistles.
stair after.jpg
 

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I noticed you didn't stair-step each pair of balusters at the top below the rail but you put all the compensation at the bottom. That's what i preferr as well. i think it's an eyesore when you don't have a straight line on the top of the baluters where the cant meets the truned. It's the easy way out but doesn't look professional. Good job.
 

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I noticed you didn't stair-step each pair of balusters at the top below the rail but you put all the compensation at the bottom. That's what i preferr as well. i think it's an eyesore when you don't have a straight line on the top of the baluters where the cant meets the truned. It's the easy way out but doesn't look professional. Good job.
when doing this type of balastrading over here they have longer spindles to stair step it if you want. I couldnt find any over their, and the 34" length only allowed this method, As if i kept the bottom the same also then the spindles closest to the next steps nosing would be too short for the top at the handrail., but I personally prefer too see them all graduate as they do.
 
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