To lay out irregular cuts, he either fastens a straightedge to the panel with spring clamps or snaps a chalk line, making a short kerf in the panel to hold one end of the line.
Instead of trying to hoist sheets straight up and into the Telpro panel lift, the author tilts them until their bottom edge clears the lift’s support hooks.
Swanson MAG squares — modified with holes drilled through their fences so that they can be screwed to the framing — make handy support brackets for panels.
The author installs the upper course first, locating the brackets about 48 3/8 inches below the ceiling.
Before installing drywall on a sloped ceiling, the author fastens a simple cleat made from scrap lumber to the framing about 483/8 inches below the wall/ceiling junction.
The cleat supports the lower edge of the drywall, allowing him to align the sheet with one hand while driving screws into the framing with the other.