Jig for scibing siding

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jimmybeersa, May 6, 2003.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

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    Had some nice comments on the sidings in the interior of my new building and some requests for how I made them so here goes. I think the picture will tell it all the saw I use is a junior hack saw as I do not have one of those cute small tenon saws, The width of the block with the saw cuts helps to guide the blade and keep the groove square.Cut the sawcuts using a square as indicated to the width of your scale planks and as many as suits your material ,Styrene or wood, stained my sidings with cold tea and am pleased with the result,looks like Cedar

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for this "how to " Jimmy. It shows we don't need expensive tools to get the wood cut to the size we need.
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Really clever, good work!
  4. jimmybeersa

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    Found a box of tongue depressors that the doctors use, Boy..is this great for making sidings,the wood is very fine grained, a nice thickness & width for HO ,Lop the round end off ,fit it in the jig and the scored lines look great
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    Artsy-craftsy stores have them too, only I think they're called something like "craft sticks", and I'd bet they're a lot cheaper since they're not medical supplies! As I recall, they come about umpiti-million to a box.