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Making Lap Siding with Woodland Mills Lap Siding Attachment

Making Lap Siding with Woodland Mills Lap Siding Attachment
hey folks welcome back very excited today to share with you the operation of this thing right here the

woodland

mills

lap

siding

attachment

if you've seen my other video you've seen me go through the entire process following this manual on how to install the lap

siding

attachment

on my hm 130 behind me today what i'm going to do i'm going to follow along with the manual and i'm going to show you exactly what you need to do in order to cut your very first piece of lap

siding

in order to do it successfully thanks for being here folks and let's go all right folks first things first keep your owner's manual at hand that's what i'm going to be going through if you make your way all the way to the back of your manual on page 44 of 60 i'm going to be going through the lap

siding

cut method you're going to notice there's one to six steps here along with a really nice color diagram i'm going to be going through this step by step in order to get this lap

siding

that you're after so first thing we're going to do is we're going to make sure to take our log and take all four sides off it in order to make a cant and this is a cant it's a squared off piece of lumber what we're going to do with this is basically make this into our lap

siding

overall this is seven inches wide by six inches deep or six inches tall it doesn't necessarily matter what those dimensions are aside from the fact that whatever you want your...
making lap siding with woodland mills lap siding attachment
finished piece of lap

siding

to be you want that to be the width of your cant this is called a cant next you're going to make sure your cant is pushed all the way against the log stops you'll notice i have one down there and i've got one right there you want to make sure your cant is pushed all the way against that and it's secured firmly now that my cant is fully secured i'm going to go to my owner's manual under step number one step number one states i need to angle the saw head by setting the indexing handle to whatever notch i'm wanting what i'm ultimately trying to do is to set the indexing handle to a notch of my choice and then align the blade once it's tilted to the top right corner of the cant this here shown in the color diagram is the cant lumber so i'm going to do that now on my indexing handle i have seven notches which i can choose from each notch will give me a different tilt on the blade it's up to you to choose what particular notch you want to use based on the tilt and ultimately the profile of the piece of lap

siding

you're

making

i'm going to choose a notch somewhere in the middle of my seven notches and in order to do so i'll simply lift up on the handle and i'll pull back towards me now i've positioned my indexing handle on the fourth notch from the black handle here this will give me a nice tilt and ultimately a nice profile for my lap

siding

after you've set the notch on the indexing...
making lap siding with woodland mills lap siding attachment
handle you're gonna check to make sure that the blade is in perfect alignment with the top right corner of your can notice how my blade is slightly higher if we push this forward see how it's slightly higher than the top right corner so what i'm gonna do is go back to the height adjustment and i'm going to lower that blade and then recheck in my case it's very very close i'll go down just a little bit more maybe an eighth of an inch and then we'll be in perfect alignment with the top right corner now that the blade is in perfect alignment with the top right corner of my lumber cant we can go ahead and lower the blade to the desired thickness of my first piece of lap

siding

in this case if we were to make a cut right now notice how thin that piece of lap

siding

would be that's not ideal so i'm going to lower this approximately one half of an inch now that i've lowered the blade approximately half of an inch and that dimension is going to be up to you you may decide to try different dimensions in order to get the optimal thickness of your lap

siding

but now you can start to see what the profile is going to be of my first piece of lap

siding

at this point if this is not what you're looking for you'll want to adjust the indexing handle to the appropriate notch and or you may want to adjust the height that your blade is set at in order to create a thicker piece of lap

siding

or a narrower piece of lap

siding

once you're content...
making lap siding with woodland mills lap siding attachment
with the profile of the lap

siding

take note of the notch that the indexing handle is set to mine is set on notch number one two three and four it's important because i want to make sure it's always in that position for each subsequent cut for the lap

siding

i'm

making

same thing goes for the thickness of lap

siding

i'm

making

in this case i said i lowered my blade by a half inch from that top right corner of the cant make sure you do that every single time for each subsequent piece to summarize the very first thing i did was select the notch for my indexing handle i selected notch number four next i adjusted the height of the blade shown here in black so that it aligned with the top right corner of my lumber cant once it was aligned perfectly i then selected a half an inch and this can be adjusted for your thickness requirements but i selected a half an inch and lowered my blade in order to give me the profile of my very first piece of lap

siding

notice the dotted line here shown under number three this dotted line will be my very first cut once that piece of lumber is cut i ultimately will adjust the height down another half an inch but this time i will adjust the indexing handle back to the very first notch so that i get a horizontal cut as you progress through your lumber cant it's important to note that you're going to be going back and forth from a tilted cut to a horizontal or a flat cut tilted cut horizontal flat cut you'll be going back...
and forth in order to achieve your pieces of lap

siding

what stays consistent is the distance that you drop down the blade each time the first drop down was a half of an inch for you it might be something different whatever you choose it'll be the same for the next lowering or drop down on the blade same thing for the next one same thing for the next one that'll maintain consistency and pieces of lap

siding

that are exactly the same once you've completed your first cut you can flip over your very first piece of lap

siding

in my case if you have a look at the very end you can see what the profile ends up being one end is going to be narrower than the other end and that's what lap

siding

is if you're not happy with your lap

siding

what you can do is you can adjust the notch on your indexing handle and or adjust the height to adjust the thickness of your material for me that half inch thickness appeared to be great it's going to give me the perfect profile so now i'll continue on with the steps in my owner's manual now the next step in my owner's manual states that i need to return my sawmill back down to the very first notch so that we end up with a perfectly horizontal flat cut once i do that then i'm going to adjust the height down another half an inch half an inch is the height i chose at the very start for the very first piece of my lap

siding

now with my indexing handle set back to the very first notch as well as my height set a half...
inch lower than previous what i can do is go ahead and make my next cut and as you can see that's going to give me my second piece of lap

siding

and this piece will be now a perfect match to your very first piece now we'll go ahead and repeat the process now to maintain consistency and make sure that that lumber can't is made into perfectly similar pieces of lap

siding

we're going to adjust the indexing handle back to notch number four which we started with and then we're going to adjust the height using the height adjustment back down another half an inch that'll give me the perfect replica piece of lap

siding

for each subsequent piece i cut one last tip make sure you're going back to your owner's manual as you're learning how to use your lap

siding

attachment

you have to make sure to remember to alternate between a tilted cut and a horizontal cut a tilted cut and a horizontal cut by following these steps referring back to the diagram in your owner's manual you're sure to have success in getting equal sized pieces of lap

siding

from your lumber cant now once you guys have had a chance to cut some lap

siding

be sure to take a break you may decide that one particular profile or thickness on the lap

siding

is your preferred thickness what i did here is i laid out four pieces of lap

siding

and i adjusted the thickness of the material to give me a different profile i did this in order to maximize the number of pieces of lap

siding

i...
get out of each cant and to get the profile i'm looking for in my case i went thin here so i went narrower here i went wider for you you may decide to have this you may decide to have this for me i'm deciding to have this here in the middle this will be the profile that i like therefore i'll remember what the particular notch is on my indexing handle and i'll also take note of the height adjustment i made each time in my case it was half an inch no matter which adjustments you make to your lap

siding

attachment

you're going to be

making

some beautiful lap

siding

this is a great addition to the

woodland

mills

my hm 130 and i'm sure it'll be a great addition for you get out there make some cans make some sawdust and ultimately make some lap

siding

because this just adds to the things you can do with your

woodland

mill sawmill and i'm sure you guys will enjoy it guys thanks for watching if you have any questions at all be sure to put it down in the comments below as always you