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Old 04-21-2017, 08:50 AM
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Started this spiral staircase about 3 weeks ago, working on it and small day to day stuff at the same time. 141" tall, 61" dia. Had to rearrange the shop to get it in. Not a lot of room to work but getting it done.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:02 AM
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Thats sweet! How much does something like that weigh?
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:21 AM
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Looks good! Always fun rolling the helix top rail! We build them on their side too.


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Old 04-21-2017, 10:20 AM
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Thats sweet! How much does something like that weigh?
If I remember right I did a quick calculation and it was around 700 lbs, give or take.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:22 AM
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Looks good! Always fun rolling the helix top rail! We build them on their side too.


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I don't have a roller so it takes some time to get the rail right.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:19 PM
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That is really neat. And, knowing your shop personally, that is a tight fit! Shows ingenuity on your part both with the fabrication as well as fitting it in the shop.

If you haven't seen the thread about the forge I bought from you, here is the actual thread (http://shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47828). Ironman had some questions about it. Look forward to hearing your comments.


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Old 04-21-2017, 07:56 PM
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That is really neat. And, knowing your shop personally, that is a tight fit! Shows ingenuity on your part both with the fabrication as well as fitting it in the shop.

If you haven't seen the thread about the forge I bought from you, here is the actual thread (http://shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47828). Ironman had some questions about it. Look forward to hearing your comments.


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Saw it early this morning, sorry I didn't see it sooner it's been busy around here.
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If you haven't got rollers how do you make the helix?
Good looking job.
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You make a jig using the same spacing as the steps/spindles and bend it around it with small amounts of heat, a 3/4 ton chain fall, a large bar and a lot of patience;c)
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You make a jig using the same spacing as the steps/spindles and bend it around it with small amounts of heat, a 3/4 ton chain fall, a large bar and a lot of patience;c)
Wow, that is really hard work. Makes your work even more impressive.
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