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dumb question for a noob. Front stage radius 101 for dummies.

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What is an easy way to get the curved front radius on the stages you guys build? I am only looking for maybe 4" out in the middle over a 125" span. I dont want to freehand draw it. I planned on cutting a strip of 1/4" luon for it. I have seen how most of you run short stringers off the front of the framed in stage and angle cut the ends for a flat surface for the luon while it makes the curve.

There has to be a tried and true way to get an even line.

Here is what I have sofar.

Got some wood





Gotta get this thing up off the ground about 14-16" (pay no attention to my computer speakers they are temporary and they hold their own)




So here is the plan. its going wall to wall.




And after a couple minutes of choppin wood heres what i have sofar.




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Here is a somewhat finished version of some inspiration.




Sorry there is no build thread yet. Maybe someday I will compile all of the pictures in a thread. Theres a lot. Plus its not completely done yet.

Its an 82" btw. Got it for $1400 at CompUSA about 6 months ago. wink.gif



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Edited by diernosaj - 1/8/13 at 8:24am
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I did some trigonometry to figure out what my radius had to be. Then I laid a 50 lb weight on the floor as my center point. Drew a line, and cut all my boards to fit. I ended up using 3 layers of 1/4" OSB across the front face.
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That gives me a good idea.

I went ahead and made 4" , 3", 2", and 1" stringers off the front. Screwed down 2 1x2 faring strips to give me the radius to trace including the overhang. Its not rocket science and it could be better. But heres what I came up with in about 2hrs. I call it stage 1 of this build lol.

Back to the good idea part. I will double or triple layer the luon on the front to give it more of a smooth curve look.



















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