How Do You Cut Facia?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Hoss, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Hoss

    Hoss Member

    I'm getting ready to install my facia board (1/8" masonite) on the front of the layout and I'm wondering what everyone here uses to cut it to match the contour of the elevations. Any help? I wouldn't think a utility knife would cut it and you can't follow the contours very well with a skilsaw. Are y'all using a jig saw for these cuts?
  2. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Yep,or rather I will be.Due to the way my layout is constructed the top of my fashia is fairly straight.THere will be a couple places where it will drop down and these will be done with my jigsaw .
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I use my sabre saw too. Here's a photo of part of a fascia, I still have to fill in the 1/2" between the fascia and the scenery. I also used the fascia as the damn for pouring the river, mentioned on a recent thread about preparing damns for pouring water.

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  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    I used a jigsaw to cut mine out, then put the scenery in to match it.
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I use a jig saw too. It's the easiest way to do it.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hoss, Jig saw here too. I've often made a cardboard template first to be sure it was accurate. By the way Gary, I NEVER get tired of seeing your river scene shots!!!!!
  7. Hoss

    Hoss Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I figured a jig saw was the best way to go but thought maybe someone had a secret better way or something. Jig saw it is...and I'll probably use Shamu's method of cutting the facia and then making the contours fit it.
  8. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Ralph! After taking most of the summer off, I've started back to work on this scene. Working on the structure to the left in the picture. When I get it done, I won't have to lean over the foreground anymore, so can finish detailing it.

  9. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Muscle Power!!!

    Coping saw for me...

    But then, I'm a masochist... :D
  10. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

    I design the scenery on paper or in my head-bone first. Then
    I cut the fascia with a sabre saw (jig saw?) and then match the scenery to the fascia.
  11. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    New facia

    Here 's a idea for an item I'm using with great results. I use Armstrong 12X12 self adhesive floor tiles for facia. They come in lots of patterns, are cheap, easy to cut with a knife, and look nice. I'll post a picture later, left my camera at home today. DASH10

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