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Old 10-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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how to mark out and make an 8feet wide arch opening by 5 feet high

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[QUOTE=big bud;756659]how to mark out and make an 8feet wide arch opening by 5 feet high

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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lay it out on some 1/2" plywood on the floor, mark the arch cut it out with a jig saw, rip some 2x4 down to 2 1/2" and cut blocks which will act as spacers to create a 2x4 wall... fasten them so they are flush to the opening of the arch..
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I had a link to this but the link went dead----so here goes.

You will need 4 finishing nails and two thin sticks of wood (For you--about 5 feet long.)and a hot glue gun.

Drive in one nail in each outside corner of your arch --leave them sticking out so your sticks can ride on the nails. (8 feet apart)

Find the center (4 feet) Measure up to the top of your arch (5 feet) Drive another nail there.

Measure the same distance above the right hand nail (5 feet) Install the last nail.

Lay one stick against the lower left nail and the center nail--then lay the second stick from the center nail to the high right hand nail----

Hot glue the sticks together where they overlap at the center nail.

You should have a boomerang shaped stick----

Remove the top right nail----

Place a pencil into the crotch of the stick---and slide the stick along the nails while drawing the arch.

Perfect arch every time.
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What style arch?
Roman, tudor, gothic, morish, parabolic, segmental?
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