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Project by kiefer posted 1054 days ago 5957 views 54 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this yesterday but it got lost or removed don’t ask me why.
anyway here it is again and it is simple .
lay out the end and centre points of the arch and drive in nails at these locations
lay the sticks ( lath ) as shown against the nails and connect the sticks at the centre point
remove the centre nail and slide the stick assembly to one of the end points and insert a marker into the crotch of the two sticks
slide the stick assembly from endpoint to endpoint holding the marker firmly in place
there is the arch which is actualy a section of a large circle which with a trammel method would require a very large trammel to draw
a bent lath can also be used to do this but i find that it will not bend in a uniform arch and is therefor not as accurate as this method

follow the pics for the process

comments please


-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 1054 days ago

Very clever. I’ll try to remember this trick.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 1054 days ago

Slick! Thanks, I’m sure that will come in handy.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 1054 days ago

hey jocks
try this once yourself and you won’t forget it
you can use this on small things too


-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 1054 days ago

Thanks Kiefer, I can and will use this. I love to learn new shop techniques.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 1054 days ago

Going to go out and try this today. Very clever and looks simple.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#6 posted 1054 days ago

Excellent tip, thanks.
I was building a blanket chest a while back and needed to draw an arc about 3 feet long, I used a long thin piece of bent scrap to try to draw it, and as you say, it is not uniform.
Your technique would have been perfect and so simple to do it.
I always get a warm fuzzy feeling when I learn something that I know I will use the next time.
Thanks again.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#7 posted 1053 days ago

Great thanks

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 1053 days ago

that’s a great tip

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#9 posted 1053 days ago

Thanks for the tip.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

You getting clever arch, or some few ellipsely?

-- Vladimir Ukraine

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#11 posted 980 days ago

This is a “slick stick trick”, thanks for the tip, I will surely use it !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 924 days ago

Cool Stuff. thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#13 posted 809 days ago

Very clever use of geometry!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#14 posted 453 days ago

Very cool!

I am tryin this one on the weekend.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 327 days ago

Thank you so much for posting this. Saved me soooo much frustration.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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