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Old 08-21-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Default Cabin arches question

I was preparing some old cabin arches (ERASTUS WELLS, CITY OF ST. LOUIS) to put in my steamboat bedroom. As many of you know, steamboats rarely had right angles, and the arches are built to fit the angle of the roof of the cabin, which is slightly arched to shed water. So as to not have a gap, I cut some wood to place on top of the arches so they would fit a right angle wall and ceiling. I cut a straight line thinking the top of the arches was a straight line, but the cut didn't fit. So I figured I just hadn't cut a very good straight line. I cut another piece as I have 2 arches, and had the same problem. I sighted down the arch and believe that there was actually a slight curve, ever so slight. This made sense as the roof would have had a curve in it. The variation is so slight, about 1/8 inch, that one has to marvel at the craftmanship, as if it wasn't marvelous enough, that was used in those days. I will post a picture later on for clarification. If you have access to some old arches, look at them and see if there is a curve in the part that would fit against the overhead. And if you have arches from a steamboat other than the above mentioned or the ROBT. E. LEE, we would like to know.
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