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Clapboard siding jig
« on: August 06, 2010, 08:55:43 AM »
I would like to saw my own 6" clapboard siding for a structure I'm finishing. In the past I have sawn a few using shims to produce the bevel, but the process is very slow. Anyone know of a jig that could be made or bought for that purpose? My finances are somewhat limited, so I would prefer building something to save on cost.

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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 12:35:38 PM »
My siding jig

The power feeder can be replaced by a feather board or press wheel.  Of course you will need one person pushing in the boards and one pulling siding out.  Arkie has one of wood...I'm sure you can find it with a search.

I've done a little more tweaking on the jig since posting the original thread.  Put on the HDPE and that helped feeding (Don't use two-sided carpet tape :().  Cranked up the power feeder until the engine was crying for mercy.  I can really put out the siding.

I built the jig just to do some siding for our new house but couple of neighbors caught me in the act and I sawed siding for an outdoor shed along with a workshop.  Got a cabin to do later this fall.

Sawing siding pays better than sawing logs...might be not hurt to put a bit of money in the jig. :)

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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 02:08:34 PM »
ez boardwalk sells a jig and you can see pictures of it by clicking on his logo to the left of this page. pc
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 08:55:37 AM »


I saw a lot of Clapboard siding  with no jig  . This is white pine  5/8 inch  . I just use a starter strip on the bottom row and it all falls in place . I tried using a jig but have better results this way .
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 08:59:19 AM »


another picture of the sideing and my Grandson helper
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 09:08:01 AM »
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i think you got it right. even if the siding isnt all done at least you got sattelite tv! you go bro.   pc
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 11:45:39 AM »
Ohio_Bill , those are some nice buildings! How wide and long are your boards and how much do you overlap each one? Also how are you nailing them? Thanks, bg

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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 11:51:11 AM »
Go to Arkansawyers gallery, he has some pics. I just use 7/8 and a starter board, good durable siding.

 



 



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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010, 05:14:21 PM »
Guys, do you mean straight cut boards with no taper and then install in an overlap pattern after a starter strip at the bottom? Never seen that done here, but don't see why not.

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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2010, 06:30:12 PM »
Yep, that's what they mean.
I am going to reside my home like this only difference is I am going to leave the live edge on.
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010, 09:31:03 PM »
Yes. If you look close at my pic you can see the 8" first course nailed flat and the second board starts the tapered run.

 



I made two jigs like this to space the runs. Goes real fast with two people. Slide the notch under the board just nailed and the next one sets on top. I use a 6 1/2" reveal and full dimension 2X4's on the corners. Good solid wall.

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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010, 10:21:53 PM »
When I sawed this siding  I had a LT40 and I dropped  inch which made the siding  about  5/8 inch .  The boards are  8 inches wide  and I installed them with a 3 inch overlap .netting a 5 inch face on install .I also used a nailing jig  and it works great  . Only one nail per row about 1 inch from the bottom, this nail also goes through the previous board. I use a ring shank gavilinized in an air nailer.
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Re: Clapboard siding jig
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 01:12:19 AM »
Before I got my own mill, I spent a season running Louis' mill while he built his house. One of his bread-and-butter products was WRC siding - 5/8" x 8" boards. We'd cut some 2-1/2" strips for starters. There are dozens of homes around here sided with this material.
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