Make Perfect Wedges, Guaranteed

When you need a bunch of duplicate wedges for shimming, here’s a great way to cut them on your bandsaw. Cut a wedge-shaped notch

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Make Perfect Wedges, Guaranteed

When you need a bunch of duplicate wedges for shimming, here’s a great way to cut them on your bandsaw. Cut a wedge-shaped notch with a 90-degree corner in the side of a 12-in. long board from your scrap pile. Set the saw fence to the right of the blade a distance equal to the width of the notched board. To use the jig, put one end of the wedge stock in the notch and push this piece of stock and the notched guide board along the fence until you’ve cut a wedge. Now flip the stock piece over and cut another wedge in the same manner. Keep flipping and cutting until you need a new piece of stock.

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Note: Always make the wedges with the grain of the wood running lengthwise.

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