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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: Indiana Robinson on July 06, 2012, 05:47:16 PM

Title: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: Indiana Robinson on July 06, 2012, 05:47:16 PM
Has anyone built something like a single block tipper that would clamp on something like an LT-10?
I want to make a few and have several ideas but then why re-invent the wheel if not needed.
I don't want to roof a bunch of stadiums  :), just mostly decoration on a few gables and maybe even part of a smallish wall in one room of the house.
Something quick and simple...

Did I mention that it is hot?


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Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: fishpharmer on July 06, 2012, 06:39:38 PM
There may be others, planman1954 bought or made a neat shingle making fixture.  You might try searching his old posts if he doesn't see this one.
Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: redbeard on July 06, 2012, 06:51:45 PM
Beveled siding and tapered shingles are nice but you can also get the same look using 1/2" or 5/8 thin slices off of cants, just apply a narrow starter to get the taper going. Or you can make a simple jig using a nice 2x12. Cut your shake bolts at even lengths 18" long. Make you a stick 1/2"x1/2" and place it under your blocks on the ends to raise it , drill a couple of holes at angle so you can anchor blocks or bolts to your 2x12 with some decking screws also fix you a solid stop using some short strips of broken blades to help hold other end of blocks. Just remove 1/2x1/2" stick every other pass do as many bolts that you want to line up 5 is reasonable and just clamp 2x12 to bed rails with log clamp. Hope this makes sense.
Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: Woodsrover on July 06, 2012, 07:26:03 PM
That's on my list of things to do.  I'd love to make my own shingles for a few of the planned projects around here.  looking forward to more ideas and maybe even some photos.
Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: Planman1954 on July 06, 2012, 10:30:05 PM
Try this link:

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,42092.msg608423/topicseen.html#msg608423
Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: thecfarm on July 07, 2012, 08:11:26 AM
Planman,I forgot about that thread, I bookmarked it. Thank you. It was a nice journey to follow.
Title: Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
Post by: Indiana Robinson on July 07, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
Thanks... This stuff is exactly what I was hoping to see.


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