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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2020, 12:32:26 AM »
 I have a bark spud I bought for building with logs. I could use that to remove the bark prior to milling if I think I want to use the flitches for doors or other uses.

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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2020, 10:01:30 AM »
As far as the sawing procedure, I like to flat saw on 2 opposing sides of the cant (which would be a 10" cant if your wanting 10" boards), flipping 180 as needed to reduce stress. Saw the cant down till it is at the target width of your battens. So that would be a 3x10 cant in this case. At that point turn the cant on it's side and saw into battens. Center the pith in your 10x10 to start with and you will have little waste on account of the pith. 
Anyways, that is how I have sawed our BB siding, although we have been using oak and the logs have been quite a bit smaller than your 30" specimens.

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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2020, 12:13:12 PM »
The way you just described your method makes a lot of sense. As others have recommended, I will likely try to find and use 15" +/- logs to make my target 10" cant. I thought about using oak as well, but I decided against it because I read that white oak does not behave as well as many other woods as it dries. And it is heavier than the pine.

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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2020, 12:21:40 PM »
FWIW Poplar makes an excellent siding, has been used for a long time in that application. 
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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2020, 01:20:38 PM »
I looked in to using poplar, but I don't think I have enough to do the job. I have lots of pine though.

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Re: Type/Method of Cut for Board and Batten Siding
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2020, 05:01:08 PM »
Jeep think about what you use to attach the siding with. When i restored my house and made it larger. I used an air nail gun . on the side that got direct sun after a few years the nails walked out. some over an inch. i will uses screws next time. The side getting the sun was the only problem . Good luck with your project.
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