cedar shingle cutting jig for gable end sidewalls

We're shingling the sidewalls of a house with northern white cedar shingles. Does anyone have a suggestion for a jig to use in cutting the "sets" of shingles that head into the gable soffits at the ends of each shingle course? There must be some way to do this cutting quickly and accurately. Thanks.
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mchappe wrote:

my method has been to use a slide miter saw, using trial and error until i get the angle just right. then as a course runs into the rake, i use the short point of the first angle cut and use that measurement for the long point of the next shingle. i suppose you could dream up a jig, but i don't think it would substantially increase production.
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Right, you just use a miter saw. Even a chop miter will work. Or almost any kind of saw. Or even a straightedge and a utility knife will cut through thin cedar. The cut doesn't need to be accurate; it's way up there by the rake soffit. And it might even hide under a flashing. Other than a miter cut, there's nothing for this "jig" to accomplish, OP. The problem really is that you're working up on a ladder and probably by yourself. Once you establish a routine, it's an easy job. I pre-drill (to avoid splitting) while on the ground. If you'll notice, the old ones often fail by splitting around a nail hole. And don't use those itty-bitty nails either. -- (||) Nehmo (||) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ marson wrote:

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