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Old 08-20-2016, 12:13 AM   #1
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Grandpa said........

Dazzle them with brilliance, or baffle them with bull ****!

I'm building my back bedroom wall with a 42" removable section... I needed to copy the curve of the roof...

I looked at it and I looked at it and thought "man, you're going to screw this up!"

Then I thought about layers!
I layered 4 narrow strips of foil backed styrofoam (left over from another project) between the opening and blue taped it to roof... Screwed a piece of OSB on the back side, and traced the curve! Now, cut out the OSB and I have my template for my 2x6 header.

It's the same curve, just 4 layers lower... Cut the curve, and slide it up!

(I pushed the foam against roofline as I traced it)






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Old 08-20-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:01 AM   #3
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That's what I like, a simple solution for a simple problem.
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Ahhh delightfully simple.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:44 AM   #5
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I got this


Before I screw it down...

Gotta transfer the curve to my wall covering material
My template got layered between my 2x6 header
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:44 PM   #6
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Oops? Been there,done that.
The first template I made got used and I didn't know it until I couldn't find it? But I do remember finding a piece in my scrap pile that worked perfectly and saved me a lot of cuts at the end of the day? Great at the time.
When I went to make another template I pulled one of my main pieces already installed and traced it onto cardboard taped together and as I was putting it back up I had to walk to the back door cause the wife was telling me something and when I turned around there was my dang template mounted?
The piece I took down was the best piece cause my template had add1/8" here add 1/4" there but looked good where it was hanging.
My cardboard template has served well and has been universal for the small overhead storage and the main walls including the main busway/wire molding stuff above the windows. Just cut what you need out for that specific area and tape it back as needed.
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Oops? Been there,done that.
The first template I made got used and I didn't know it until I couldn't find it? But I do remember finding a piece in my scrap pile that worked perfectly and saved me a lot of cuts at the end of the day? Great at the time.
When I went to make another template I pulled one of my main pieces already installed and traced it onto cardboard taped together and as I was putting it back up I had to walk to the back door cause the wife was telling me something and when I turned around there was my dang template mounted?
The piece I took down was the best piece cause my template had add1/8" here add 1/4" there but looked good where it was hanging.
My cardboard template has served well and has been universal for the small overhead storage and the main walls including the main busway/wire molding stuff above the windows. Just cut what you need out for that specific area and tape it back as needed.
I didn't have to pull it down after all... I figured out I had the curve cut into my scrap. So, I'm saving that!



Some awesome screws I found at Home Depot for my perimeter studs:

Spax screws with torx head and washer.

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Cool you caught it before you scrapped your scrap. I didn't?
Guess I should of been drinking some vitamin D instead of beer.
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