sabre scalloped fence


anyone know how to do the scallops on sabre scalloped fences? -with spaced pickets
such as here: http://www.elyriafence.com/RR3.html
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Ayuh....
Thin, flexy stick (Yardstick'll do, but thinner would be better). Secure at each end (clamps, couple of nails, whatever) pull down to a known depth, whatever suits your fancy. (e.g. 8" for a 4' span) Mark with marking tool of your choice. Cut with jigsaw or other favorite motorized or non motorized cutting tool.
Don't forget to cut your stick a decent percentage longer than the span you'll be marking.

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I've seen it done using a small diameter piece of PVC pipe. Put nails at the high point of your scallop, and one at the low point, trace the line, and cut to match. Alternately, draw a template of a scallop you like on a thin piece of something (luan plywood would be a decent choice), then tack it to the fence, trace the line, and cut on the line. Surprisingly, I've seen the cut made with a small circular saw, more or less forcing the blade around the curve. I'm sure a jigsaw would be a bit slower, but it would be less of a brute force approach.
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I bought a Dewalt barrel type jig saw and can attest to its aggressive cutting ability. Since, I've move to a similar SEARS model (the cast foot on the Dewalt cracked!) and find it does as good a job. Years ago I cut some pt fence slats to make a pineapple design in the voids. I used a little saber saw to cut some forty pattern cuts and I can attest to the "world of difference" between it and the $169 De Walt.

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ahhh...works like a charm. thank you very much!

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ahhh...worked like a charm, thank you very much.

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