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Old 11-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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I've decided to start a thread showcasing miscellaneous Azek projects, starting with this unique project I got caught up in. I needed to make some fixture blocks that got installed over existing cedar shakes.
I made a jig to allow the bevel of the siding to be milled out of the back of the block. After some hand work, I got them looking pretty good.
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Nice, we just did some azek basecaps today for 4x4 posts, I think the railing system was HB&G, i did the deck and railing about 5 years ago.All the base caps that came with the rail system broke during the winter when the client hit them with the snow shovel, SOOO we used azek , and fabricated pieces, kind of like oversized azek shoe moulding, trimmed out the bottom of the posts, i think it wil hold up much better, GMOD

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That's slick!

any more pics of the jig?...

I'm guessing the side rails are tapered so you keep the depth adjustment constant, but how do you know where to stop.....unfortunately for me, I usually see reveals varying 1/8-1/4 every course of shingles....

way cool!!! I'm just trying to wrap my mind around it!
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Nice, we just did some azek basecaps today for 4x4 posts, I think the railing system was HB&G, i did the deck and railing about 5 years ago.All the base caps that came with the rail system broke during the winter when the client hit them with the snow shovel, SOOO we used azek , and fabricated pieces, kind of like oversized azek shoe moulding, trimmed out the bottom of the posts, i think it wil hold up much better, GMOD
Azek will endure much more abuse than those expanded foam base moldings.
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That's slick!

any more pics of the jig?...

I'm guessing the side rails are tapered so you keep the depth adjustment constant, but how do you know where to stop.....unfortunately for me, I usually see reveals varying 1/8-1/4 every course of shingles....

way cool!!! I'm just trying to wrap my mind around it!
I made a pass with the router before inserting the piece to give me an index mark to set the piece to. I just transcribed the coarse lines onto the edge of the fixture block and lined them up to the edge of the kerf in the jig. The slope angle on the jig was determined by a digital torpedo level.
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so you held your block up where you wanted it, marked the courses, flipped it over (face down in the jig)) lined your marks with the router kerf, and hogged it out?....brilliant!


Two tricks I learned tonight!.....Problems like this don't come up that often...hopefully I'll retain the info....thanks!
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Pretty slick as usual Lone.

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so you held your block up where you wanted it, marked the courses, flipped it over (face down in the jig)) lined your marks with the router kerf, and hogged it out?....brilliant!


Two tricks I learned tonight!.....Problems like this don't come up that often...hopefully I'll retain the info....thanks!
I wanted to bang my head on the floor at first, but this was so simple, I wanted to bang my head on the floor for wanting to bang my head on the floor. Thought maybe someone else would find a use for it.
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I wanted to bang my head on the floor at first, but this was so simple, I wanted to bang my head on the floor for wanting to bang my head on the floor. Thought maybe someone else would find a use for it.
That there is a cool set up.

There might be a future for you in this industry.


Please don't bang your head on the floor. We might all be frightened by what rolls out of your ears.
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That there is a cool set up.


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Please don't bang your head on the floor. We might all be frightened by what rolls out of your ears.
I needed something quick otherwise I would have built a permanent fixture for future use.
I think there may be more past than future for me in this trade.
Not to fear about the contents of my cranium, air is colorless and odorless.
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Nice job loneframer!! Your talents and experience are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for shearing.Your efforts make everybody else's job look better.
This type of performance is what the younger guys should aspire to become

But I've got to ask how long have those cedar shingles existed?
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Nice job loneframer!! Your talents and experience are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for shearing.Your efforts make everybody else's job look better.
This type of performance is what the younger guys should aspire to become

But I've got to ask how long have those cedar shingles existed?
First off, thanks for the compliment. I was brought up in carpentry and my dad taught me that workmanship supercedes all else. I may never reach millionaire status with that thinking, but I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on some nice projects because of it.
We have been working on this job since October of 2007. The shakes were done earlier this year, but the light fixtures and locations weren't selected when the shakes were installed.
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I had a few pieces of Azek sheet goods laying around, so I decided to make Spandrels for these gable overhangs.
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Nice as usual, how are all the joints fastened? GMOD
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Dang, it's really coming along, it almost looks done. What are you going to do when it's finished? Oh ya your going to move up to MI and help Aztek my house.

Very nice work Lone.
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Nice as usual, how are all the joints fastened? GMOD
Thats the beauty of it. There are no joints. They are cut from one piece and fastened with brads and Christys to the reveals on the rakes and returns.
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Nice , light and airy - yet strong

GABLE SPANDRELS .... I like it !!

Makes me think only carpenters should design houses.
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Thats the beauty of it. There are no joints. They are cut from one piece and fastened with brads and Christys to the reveals on the rakes and returns.
Awsome, i was wondering how those 4 pieces intersected, the joinery looked to good to be trueG
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Dang, it's really coming along, it almost looks done. What are you going to do when it's finished? Oh ya your going to move up to MI and help Aztek my house.

Very nice work Lone.
Hah, I'll never be finished with this black hole of ingenuity. I wouldn't mind getting out your way to take in the scenery though. Maybe someday I'll take a hiatus and venture out that way.
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here's a jig i made for making the slots in the stiles for some vents i needed to replace on an old church steeple

i made 2 mirror images of each other,angle is 45 deg

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