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This was both an interesting piece of work and a bit of a challenge ... as are most curved stair railings! I started with a very detailed and accurate survey of the stairs which was used to build a replica of the relevant parts of the stairs back at the workshop. This was needed to shape the handrail and ensure that it flowed continuously and smoothly down the stairs and to check the curve of the railings. The balustrade was for a music lover's house (hence the Wurlitzer) in Surrey and it's  always much easier to make any tweaks and adjustments at the workshop rather than going backwards and forth a few hundred miles at a time!

Accurate measurements are the key to success for a complicated piece of work such as this and as the saying goes "measure once, cut twice". Literally in my case; I measure up once in millimetres and then again in inches. Converting from one to the other is a good way of spotting any mismeasurements. The finished work can be seen here.

 curved stair railings based on musical notes and music
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