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There are a few different ways to make the curve. I find the easiest way is to temporarily drive two nails / screws in the opening where you want the curve to be. For example, if you have an 8 ft wide screen, you would set the nails at maybe the 2 ft and 6 ft locations in front of the screen where you want the curve to begin. I also drive a small nail at the 0 or starting point. Tie a string to the 6 ft nail, stretch the string from that nail, past the 2 ft nail, around the 0 nail, and back to the 2 ft nail. Tie the string to the 2 ft nail. Now your string will make an arc when you put a pencil at the 0 mark and move it to the 8' mark, keeping the string tight.
Experiment with where to place the 2 and 6 ft nails. Moving them closer to the 0 / 8 ft ends will give you a more subtle radius.
Once you have the radius you like, you can use a jig saw or router to cut the curve.
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