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Old 05-09-2015, 07:17 PM   #41
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Some places just shouldn't have ab arch for aesthetic reasons. Even if an arch could be good, not every arch is going to look good in that location. I've seen some that I think the remodeler threw in for the extra $$$.

Any good drywall guy should be able to finish arches of any radius, it isn't that hard.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:52 PM   #42
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See what I see like problem with yours arch and for sure many would agree. It is “too curved”. That is problem for sheet rocker/ tapers. No matter how precise is your arch they will not be capable do quality work. Try to avoid short radius. I go usually to 20’ radius.
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B.S. B.S. B.S. If you wanna tell the rest of the world that you're the world's best crown coper, Fine. If you wanna say you can cope any profile even if it crosses the horizontal plane, Fine again.

But if you wanna cross over make such a broad statement as that, take your know it all attitude to politics.

I say that any arch, elliptical, groin transept or anything else you can frame, can be finished to perfection by myself or any number of craftsmen finishers including many on this forum. Here's some pics of my work. Sorry bout the picture quality, but you get the idea.
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I have to agree with above. It all starts with the quality of framing, but the drywall finisher has the last say.
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I have to agree with above. It all starts with the quality of framing, but the drywall finisher has the last say.

Lone....you da man.

That last picture...the free standing spiral staircase. I've only done one (as a helper) back in 1990 in Houston. Looks like an amazing job as usual! We used 5 layers of "Chinese" plywood, to make each curved stringer (¼" thick stuff).

I'd give you 2 thumbs up but the emoticons aren't on the iPad so far as I can tell.

I love your pics......your framing of complexities is masterful. Thanks for sharing.
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Ditto, I love those staircases. Unfortunately, they don't jive with the style around here.
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Ditto, I love those staircases. Unfortunately, they don't jive with the style around here.
You might be surprised. If you are willing to travel a little way I'm sure you can find some.
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I can build them in wood as well.......
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there is a way with no math involved;
I've done the string before an Man U have to be back like 12ft for a 6ft arch PITA.... shouldn't be hard to find 4nails an couple of sticks laying around the job site....��

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I can build them in wood as well.......
No doubt, you mastered this kind of work.
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I used to do grocery store, store fronts. When we did all the conversions from Lucky stores to Albertsons, the arches were so so big they took up several sheets of plywood. We used tie wire and the parking lot.

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