I've been reading the building stairs book and there's one type of stairway I want to make that's missing.
I want to make a finish flared stairway. so the housed stringer will be straight against the wall, and the flared one will be the one out in the open. only the bottom 3 or 4 stairs will flair out.
the problem I seem to have is with the tangents of the shape of the cuts in the curved plane of the flared stringer. I'm not sure how to go about doing that. also, once I've laid out the cuts for the stringer, there's the whole thing with... do I laminate the hardwood? slicing it into 1/8" slices on the band saw maybe reversing each 2nd piece and gluing up in a jig? or do I steam a 5/4 x 12 20 foot long piece of hardwood? I was already planning on steaming the rail, just because I've been itching to steam something, heh.
could some of you guys walk me through this project? I think I'm skilled enough to pull it off and save the $16K the pros want to charge me to make this stairway.