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Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« 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...

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Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Shingles on an LT-10 ?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 09:24:14 AM »
Thanks... This stuff is exactly what I was hoping to see.


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Lifetime sawdust lover.
Old Tractor lover.
 Have worn a lot of hats.
Once owned a Kasco mill that would saw a 30"x24' log. Now a new little LT-10 Woodmizer for my own lumber.
And yes, my woodshop is seriously infested with Shopsmiths.
Old geezer trying hard not to be one. :-)


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