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Help Drawing An Arc *PIC*

KenK
I'm trying to make a scaled down version of the gate shown below. The frame will be made from 2x4 stock 30" wide and 56" tall. The arc will be cut from a piece large enough to yield a 3 1/2" width to match the width of the frame stiles.

My 2 problems are:

1 - I can't seem to be able to get the end of the arc (labeled B) to maintain the 3 1/2" dimension I'm trying to maintain. In the photo, the arched piece appears to be an equal width from one end to the other. Maybe not and it's just my perception.
2 - Not matter what I use to draw the arc (thin wood strips, Pex tubing, etc) I can't get an even symmetrical arc.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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