Dedicated Measuring Jig

When it comes to having to make the same measurement repeatedly, I reach for some scrap lumber and bang together, a quick & simple jig.

When it was time to start installing T-111 siding, for my 8 ft x 16 ft workshop addition, I used a jig for locating the temporary ledger board for supporting the T-111 siding. While I nailed the siding in place with #8 penny nails.

I took a scrap wood piece, 3/4″ x 2.50″ x 9.75″ and nailed it to a 3/4″ x 2.50″ x 3-3/8″ piece of wood, as shown in the two photos below, with four 4 penny finishing nails.

The photo below show, shows me using the jig to partially drive in a #8 penny common nail. Then I moved the jig over approximately 4 ft & partially drove in a 2nd #8 penny common nail.

Next I butted my temporary ledger board (1 x 6 ) up against the bottom side of the two #8 penny common nails, and nailed the temporary ledger board in place.

Then I removed the two partially driven #8 penny nails, the temporary ledger board is butted up against.

Next I placed the T-111 siding on the top edge of temporary ledger board, and fastened siding to wall studs with #8 penny common nails.

After T-111 siding was installed, I removed the temporary ledger board.

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