Our ever so wonderful builders had broken the tip off of every single one. Some of them had a feeble gluing attempt made as repair, some had a nail, and some staples. Augh!! So we cleaned each one and guled and screwed them back together.
Since these will be painted, after they dried overnight I spackled and sanded them. I forgot to take pictures of this step, but since I still have to do all of the upper stairs the same way. There unfortunately will be plenty of photo ops later. Augh!!
And then to top it off , none of the stringers were level
Break out the new dremel tool - this has been the handiest tool in this project!
Scrape and measure with the level, repeat, repeat , repeat. Oh yeah, and repeat!!
But now we have a nice level, sturday, and safe base for our new treads!! Woo hoo!!