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WARNING: This website contains ingenuity, do not try this at home.

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Two Step Handrail

A project I recently worked on, was to build this handrail to provide support for two steps entering a customers home.

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After cutting up a few pieces of steel tubing and flat bar, I got to work drilling the mounting holes for where the handrail will mount to the brick wall…

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…and where it will mount to the steps.

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I trimmed the ironworked scroll to get the right look, then beveled the edges to be welded providing room for deeper penetration and a solid weld.

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First wrapping some weld around the the edges locks in the handrail, and provides a landing for the start and end of my welds to transform the scroll and rail into one.

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Working the welds with consistent heat and motion in a mirroring manner cancels out any heat distortion resulting in a perfectly flat, and completely solid handrail.

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The weld joint was then ground smooth….

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….then welded to the supports.

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I set it up outside to spray it black, and added a little special pixie dust to ensure that rust would develop quickly to match the other ironwork in this customers yard.

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Installed in its new home with cement anchor bolts, and rust already growing!