Tadpole Part 6: The Stairs

Well the stairs were a bit of a mission in of themselves. To start with they had to follow the curve of the rondavel, plus I had the fine idea to make them wider at the bottom than the top. So what yours truly didn’t realise is that making a single laminated plank a) angle up, then b) curve while angled, and yes c) follow a decreasing arc not a constant curve (the stairs being wider at the bottom) is not straightforward! So the carpenters had to do their best job yet.

Mr Willard infront of the eventual stairs

Mr Willard infront of the eventual stairs

 

Below you can see the laminated plank that was contorted into part of a decreasing 3D spiral

Mr Willard planing

Mr Willard planing

 

Is this really going to work?

Is this really going to work?

 

The Nyakameme brothers do their thing

The Nyakameme brothers do their thing

 

and they make it work!

and they make it work!

 

Mr Willard chiseling

Mr Willard chiseling

 

 

the helical stairs take shape

The helical stairs take shape

 

Bannisters go on

Bannisters go on

 

Edmore at work

Edmore at work

 

Bannisters at dusk

Bannisters at dusk

 

 

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