Everyone seems to have his own homemade way to make shingle ledgers. The SBC Cedar Shingle Installation Tool is a fully adjustable system specifically designed for this task. It consists of two clips that wedge up under a shingle course and hold a ledger board in place at a set height. The board can be micro-adjusted at the clip. It eliminates the need for a chalk line, and — because the clips are pressure-fit under the shingles — there are no additional nail holes to patch when you’re done. ¦ Price: $49 for a set of two. 418-594-6201. sbccedar.com.