" Two ways - sub out planing/thicknessing all the treads to a joiners shop where they have a 24in thicknesser or (better) a wide belt sander or...... machine up the stock yourself???
The treads forming the 1/4 turn winder are to large to go through the Dewalt. When you say machine them myself, do you mean these treads? All the other treads can be handled by the Dewalt. What would be the other method of thicknessing the 1/4 turn treads?
" A further thought is how are you ever going to handle machining the stringers? "
The top of the wall mounted stringer is curved going toward the 1/4 winder, before I abandoned the idea of getting a 14 inch bandsaw, I thought could use the bandsaw to cut the curve. With the bandsaw I could have started with an oblong block, cut on the bandsaw to required thickness, then cut the curve. Think that might have been quite a waste of wood, the scrap.
" (fall down a non-legal flight of stairs you made and installed yourself and you'll find out what I mean). " Exactly
" Fortunately the calculations aren't difficult and were I you I'd be looking at something like books by Porter & Rose, Goring or Brett (all City & Guiild textbooks) . "
OK will check them out.
" After supper I'll look through my small library and try to find you the best book for you to get hold of. "
Brill much appreciated.
I think I got a really good price on the Dewalt 733, £399 inc vat inc delivery, also got the Schappach thicknesser knife sharpening jig to fit the wetstone grinder.