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STAIRWAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

and shows the relative position of the newels, hand rails, balusters, and step trim; the latter is composed of 1" x " fillets, nosing, and scotia. The newels are built up as shown at (a) in Fig. 28Fig. 28. The handrails making straight connections with the newels.Fig. 28. The handrails making straight connections with the newels., slip-tongues being inserted into grooves in the sides, and the whole being properly glued and blocked. The blocks are glued first to the two narrow sides of the newel and when dry are planed square with the edge of these pieces. The whole is then heated in the hot box, and blocks, edges, send slip-tongues are glued and brought together with handscrews.


OPEN STRINGERS


36. Open Stringers, In Fig. 29 are shown an elevation and section of an open stringer, where fillets are used. At (a) is a portion of the stringer showing the step trim with fillets a, a; the lower portion of the stringer is relieved to


form a facia b, and the edge is formed into a quirk bead, against which the plaster would finish. This method, although often used, does not give as good a bond for the plaster as does the soffit mold shown at A in Fig. 28Fig. 28. The handrails making straight connections with the newels.Fig. 28. The handrails making straight connections with the newels., in which the edge of the stringer is kept square. At (b), Fig. 29, is represented a section of the fillet, mitering with the riser, which shows that the face stringer requires to be kept back the thickness of the fillet, in order that the latter may miter properly with the riser.


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