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Old 06-21-2017, 11:32 PM
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making some Stainless Pipe handrails. They were originally going to be painted, but stainless because they are outside rails and don't want rusting issues, but customer decided when measuring to leave them shiny. So brush finish it is.

About an hour field measurements, hour travel to job, four hours drafting and making a cut list, and about 10 hours so far cutting the pipe pieces. Still have to cut the base and wall mounting plates.

Received 1 1/4" schedule 40 pipe already brushed finish from Alro. I have a 90" piece left from 8 - 20' sticks.

Took me a little bit to cope two corner posts. But got a nice fit ground in. Being Stainless, I am trying to get close fits to minimize warpage, and get nice tight welds to minimize grinding to clean up and finish. Customer is chomping at the bit to get these installed this week, but I don't think that will be happening.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:49 AM
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Very nice work.

Is the welding going to be Tig or wire?
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:48 AM
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me or are those last two pics of the assemblies different pieces and coped out differently?
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me or are those last two pics of the assemblies different pieces and coped out differently?


Same pieces, just different shot angles. The two pieces tacked together forming a 90 degree are just cut off drops that I put together for test piece. I didn't get it tacked real good, the bottom side opened up before I got a tack there, but it served it purpose as a sample piece when I was fitting the post copes.

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:29 AM
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Getting all ends beveled and coped as needed. Work area as set up for now.

Also pics of the plans I am working from. I don't have enough details in them in order to hand them to someone else and let them run with it, but enough details for me to work from. Plus, if I decide I need another measurement, I can get it myself from my computer.Click image for larger version

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making some Stainless Pipe handrails. They were originally going to be painted, but stainless because they are outside rails and don't want rusting issues, but customer decided when measuring to leave them shiny. So brush finish it is.

About an hour field measurements, hour travel to job, four hours drafting and making a cut list, and about 10 hours so far cutting the pipe pieces. Still have to cut the base and wall mounting plates.

Received 1 1/4" schedule 40 pipe already brushed finish from Alro. I have a 90" piece left from 8 - 20' sticks.

Took me a little bit to cope two corner posts. But got a nice fit ground in. Being Stainless, I am trying to get close fits to minimize warpage, and get nice tight welds to minimize grinding to clean up and finish. Customer is chomping at the bit to get these installed this week, but I don't think that will be happening.
Here's some pics of the template I drew up in cad to cope the corner posts, and the copes.

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Tight, good fits are ideal but copes are going to pull hard on 1ΒΌ" sch. pipe no matter what. I would recommend figuring out a fixture to pre-bend against your copes so you don't need to go back and straighten it back out later.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:31 PM
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Pics of coping pipe pieces on belt sander notcher.
Drilling corners of base plates for decoration.


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Old 06-27-2017, 10:33 PM
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Pics of the rails coming together.

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Some more pictures. Set up a jig on table to get the rest tacked together. Had six of these to do total, just the top mounts are different. I was trying to strong back and prebend the single sided copes, and they were still warping a little. Going to have to put bigger clamps on them when I finish them next week.

Figured out a way to stand the rails up and be able to walk the cup on the base plates. Those welds came out pretty nice.

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Some more pictures. Set up a jig on table to get the rest tacked together. Had six of these to do total, just the top mounts are different. I was trying to strong back and prebend the single sided copes, and they were still warping a little. Going to have to put bigger clamps on them when I finish them next week.

Figured out a way to stand the rails up and be able to walk the cup on the base plates. Those welds came out pretty nice.

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