I am fitting some wardrobes and want to use a scribing panel to fit up to
the ceiling from the top of the wardrobes. I have not done this before and
am a little confused by what I have read.
What is the best way for me to proceed - i.e. how will it be easiest for me
to do it? Also, is there any reason why I shouldn't fix the scribe panel
with a silicon or panel adhesive. The wardrobe instructions suggest that it
needs to be screwed to the wardrobe and ceiling.
Many thanks, any pointers to good sites for advice would also be very
Hold the proposed panel(s) square to the wardrobe and push it up to the
ceiling. If there are no gaps, no need to scribe.
If there are gaps, you can can scribe with a compass and pencil in the usual
manner. There are special scribe compasses for this very purposes available
at many woodworking supply houses.
Better yet, find you a flush trim or pattern router bit, take off the round
bearing, put a pencil though it and, with panel square to the ceiling, run
the bearing along the ceiling with the pencil point against the panel, cut
to the resulting line.
This makes so much sense it's just stupid. <G>
I don't think scribing could be any easier than you method, and with a
round spacer, such as the bearing, it's impossible to screw up. You
can't tilt the compass, you can't have a bump that a block bridges,
I think I'm simply going to dedicate a bearing to the marking /
measuring kit and be done with it!
Well, I _am_ too stupid for it to be an original. First time I saw it,
probably twenty years or more ago, it was a sheet metal worker "trick of the
trade", with a washer and grease pencil. Unfortunately, there have been
hundreds of similar 'elegant solutions' lost with the decline of the master
That's one thing the 'net can help slow down. If we all share gems
like this one, the ideas can re-propagate much faster than if we
shared them one on one.
I've seen it in r/c airplanes, music, bicycling, and of course,
woodworking. Many are often slow to accept a simple idea, because
someone is marketing an expensive, electronic or anodized specialty
item to accomplish the same thing. If it costs more, it must be
better! Even when a really good idea for a specialty item comes
along, it has to push through the mess of the junk!
I was thinking of offering up the panel to the ceiling and taking a small
block of wood move it along the ceiling panel jointand mark it at say inch
intervals, that should give you the ceiling contour.
As far as attachment goes I would do it to one of the other but not both
.Probably the wardrobe ,just in case you want to move it ...mjh
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