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Project by RaceRed150 posted 01-13-2012 03:36 AM 1569 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had an old dogbone made from plywood to mark cedar siding but it started becoming inaccurate from my knife cutting into the sides. Since I’ve made this Maple one its kept the edge nice and straight.

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 06:10 AM

Dog bone ? interesting .


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#2 posted 01-14-2012 02:00 AM

I’d have used Dogwood. +1 what Jim said.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 03:13 AM

Hey guys, I was told the name by an older carpenter. I’m guessing it gets the name from it’s appearance. It’s used for when we do cedar siding. We fit one end of the siding and run the other end long. Then we use the dog bone on the long end, butted against the corner board with the siding in the notched part to mark it for length. I use a sharp knife along the outside of the notch to mark the cut and a hand saw to cut the siding to length. This way the cut fits perfect to the corner boards every time.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 12:24 AM

Finally remembered to take a picture of how it works.

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 05:06 PM

Super simple, yet amazingly useful for that job. I love tools like that! I’m not going to run to make one, as I have no use for it. I will keep it in mind though, that basic idea has to have other uses. One of those things that I’ll forget about until I’m trying to do something else.

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