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Author Topic: What methods do you guys use to trace walls/ceilings?  (Read 577 times)
belfert
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« on: July 24, 2012, 07:45:07 PM »

The outside walls and the ceilings in my bus are not straight.  What methods do you guys use to trace these outlines onto a sheet of cardboard or something to make a template?  I can't recall how I did it in the past.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 08:10:45 PM »

I use a 12 inch metal fab contour gage that I have had for years but I transfer to the wood not cardboard works for me
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 08:18:56 PM »

Go to the Tech Archives scroll down to How to scribe a wall by Thomas Winterhalter that's me got any questions email me  ( busdesigner)
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 09:09:23 PM »

Working with cardboard first to make a template out of 1/8" plywood.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »

I realized I have a piece of plywood that is already cut perfectly for the wall contour.  I can use that as a pattern so that will help.

Thomas, I looked at your method and it produces nice results, but it seems like a lot of work.  Thank you for your replies.
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