A.K. Welding in Trinidad, Colorado has built several sets of handrails, but this particular project was one of their favorites. They used a Lincoln Electric SA-200 engine driven welder and various sizes of Lincoln Electric Excalibur® 7018 MR® stick electrode for the project.
The top rail and arches are 1/4-inch hammered flat strap and the balusters/spindles are 3/4 x 3/4-inch x 11 gauge hammered tubing. The c-brackets are also 1/4-inch and were fabricated from 3 cuts and welded.
The project was challenging because the wood base their client wanted the railing mounted to had twisted, requiring each arched section to be slightly different. After fabrication, the railing was prepped, painted and installed.
A great deal of satisfaction came with completion of the project, especially since their client was very happy with the results.
*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.