Charming internal handrail

We recently fitted a charming handrail for an internal staircase at a property in Monkton Combe, Bath.

Hand forged in our Larkhall workshop  two sections of 20mm diameter handrail were made to fit a lower staircase and two short steps.

A pretty bespoke job!

Charming internal handrail Charming internal handrail

In the workshop today…

Jason has been working on a handrail this week. Each upright  has barley twists in the design so he was carefully heating and twisting the bars on his bench to achieve a uniform number of turns in each length. Here are some pics of him in action.

Jason localising the heat on the bar using an oxypropane torch

Heating the bar with an oxypropane torch

Heating the bar with an oxypropane torch

Using a twisting bar at the end of the heat

Using a twisting bar at the end of the heat

Putting the barley twists into the heated bar

Putting the barley twists into the heated bar

Quenching areas to ensure a uniform twist

Quenching areas to ensure a uniform twist

Surface oxidising scale on the barley twists

Surface oxidising scale on the barley twists

Jason checking for twists and straightness

Jason checking for twists and straightness