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Forum topic by MrRon posted 11-09-2013 05:44 PM 1473 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2013 05:44 PM

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What is the best way to make wood wedges that I want to use to clamp wood together? They need to be small and I need to use around 10 at a time.

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 12:36 AM

Based on the lack of replies, I think we need more info. I have cut wedges with the TS and the SCMS depending on the intended use.

-- Art

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 12:47 AM

This is the method I learned to use. After cutting the wedges I glue sandpaper to the bottoms using PVA.

With each cut the block of wood gets flipped to keep the cuts as close to following the grain as possible.

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 12:48 AM

Folding wedges I presume. You can do them on the table saw using a simple jig – it’s basically a rectangular piece of wood you push against the fence with a bird’s mouth cut out blade side. Load up your timber into the bird’s mouth and push the jig thru the saw. Size of wedges is determined by how you cut the jig.

(JAAune beat me to it)

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 02:14 AM

I usually make them on the bandsaw. I just cut to the layout lines and hand plane any roughness.

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#5 posted 11-10-2013 04:57 PM

I made some on the bandsaw. I then pressed the rough side against a disc sander. It worked OK, but the wedges were small (2”x3/8”) and hard to hold.

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