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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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DRT, I agree. Simple way to do it.

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Herb, looks very professional. Thanks. I would have some leftovers as the tread would need to be trimmed to length and width. Leftovers could be used to trim the tread. Would take some time but I like it. Will run it by the CEO and see what she says. We both get a vote but her vote is bigger than mine.
Edit- Herb, looked at the photo again and need to know how to miter just a small part of the tread. Seems there would be a short miter and a long cut across the tread.
If I was doing it I would make sure the treads were 2" longer than the width of the stair.
Order an extra tread to cut the end caps from.
Mark a short 45 on the outboard end. and a new sq. end cut on the end of the tread. Cut on band saw.
Rip the bullnose off the extra tread, and whack off the width + allowance for kerf ,of the tread,cut a 45 on each end of the short rip. Make a short return for the miter on the inboard edge to return the bullnose back to the wall.
Fit the miter tight to the nose miter on the tread, glue and clamp it up.
When set, sand out any differences, and cut the tread to length to fit the stair width, and install.
I have done this with a hand saw before. It is more work and more patience and attention is required.
I hope this helps. Don't be afraid to try it.

You will have to recut the bull nose on the extra stair tread for the next rip with a router and a 1/4 round or stair bullnose bit.
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Heere is a video of using a 1/4 round bit.


Here is a picture of a full round bullnose bit. A lot of stair tread material is not a FULL half round, it is more a flattened arc.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shop...s/bt_bull.html

https://truebullnose.com/

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they make and sell the bull nose for adding to the front of stair treads as well as full width bull nosed stair treads. Buy some of the bull nose to make the stair tread ends instead of buying extra full stair treads. You will save money. I believe that the photo directly above this post is of some of this bull nose material, but this shows a piece that is even wider than what I have used.

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How will you be handling the tread at the newel post? I also went through what you are and couldn't remove the newel post so I had to work the tread and return around it.
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How will you be handling the tread at the newel post? I also went through what you are and couldn't remove the newel post so I had to work the tread and return around it.
remove the blocking from in the handrail's plough...
pull or cut the retainer pin from the top of the baluster... a beater chisel w/ a fast bevel works great to cut then...
heat the joints if they are glued to plasticize the glue...
pivot the baluster up hill and wiggle it free..
after a few baluster removals the process gets easier and easier...
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Again, thanks to all who responded! We were in Lowe's and looking at trim for the stairs. For some unknown reason, I looked down the aisle and spotted something that solved part of the problem. We bought one to take home and play around with to see how we could trim the side of the stairway. Here is the link- https://www.lowes.com/pd/RetroTread-...ing/1000445731

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