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    Default Joinery Question

    Hi everyone I've seen people use little wedges in the end of their tenons, how would someone cut wedges like that in order to be inserted in the tenon? The last time I saw it the wedges were an accent wood and they looked gorgeous! I'd love to try it but wanted to see whether people here have used the technique before?

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    Default Re: Joinery Question

    I cut little wedges like that freehand on the bandsaw. Also cut a kerf in theend of the tennon as deep as you want the wedge to go and then just apply glue and hammer them in. Pretty easy and they look nice. I used them on my bench dogs.
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    I always use wedges in through tenons, and have cut them with the bandsaw. Made myself a jig that the board I'm making the wedges from sits in askew, and pass it through the bs blade. The jig cuts the wedges just slightly wider than the slot in the tenon.
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    Default Re: Joinery Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H View Post
    I always use wedges in through tenons, and have cut them with the bandsaw. Made myself a jig that the board I'm making the wedges from sits in askew, and pass it through the bs blade. The jig cuts the wedges just slightly wider than the slot in the tenon.
    me too! here's a pic to clarify http://www.finewoodworking.com/Skill...e.aspx?id=3423. They show using a table saw but same process using a band saw, and it's likely safer cutting smaller wedges.
    Here's a short piece that describes several different types of wedged tenon that may be useful as well http://www.craftsmanspace.com/knowle...ise-joint.html. I suggest you make a few practice pieces to get comfortable with the process.
    Last edited by Rick Thom; 06-05-2012 at 06:01 AM.

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