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cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:53:53 AM »
I found myself having to cut some wedges for a home project.After spending some time over thinking the process I decided to use the forum search and see how others had done it.
Thanks to all who have gone before me and posted here.I settled on Jim Rogers approach  and in short order had 20 hemlock wedges.

Thanks Jim and everyone else as well.

 
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 12:10:31 PM »
picture is worth a thousand words  I like that idea 
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »
   I can't tell from the picture but I assume you are cutting multiples at one time. The ends don't appear to to be cut at a 90 degree angle but I assume you put them on a 4X4 and marked 90 degrees from that point.

   Thanks for posting. Looks straightforward and simple and I like simple.
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 12:28:42 PM »
Of course the term "wedge" can be interpreted differently depending upon what the intended product is.   ::)   :P
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 12:34:11 PM »
They are cut one at a time as I didn't want to go to the trouble of building an involved jig.Each one is clamped.The 10° angle angle is for a specific purpose,hence not square.They are 7''x9''.
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 01:06:20 PM »
You're welcome, and each use can be different.

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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 04:13:21 PM »
I cut some approx. 5' long wedges to level a bathroom floor.
The first 2 or 3 went in the firewood pile.
Got better after that.
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 05:42:10 PM »
When I cut wedges they are not planed. ::) 

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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 08:48:53 PM »
   Yeah, I have cut my share of long wedges without any prior planning too. Now who raised that toeboard while I wasn't watching? :D
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 11:47:16 AM »
I cut a few for use as wheelchair ramps..Use where the rise is a few inches to a foot. Beats trying to fab up a structure. Just lay them in place , no attachments.

 
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Re: cutting wedges ala Jim Rogers
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 01:59:55 PM »
I just cut a 2" tall x 10' long wedge this weekend out of some beautiful Red Oak.  >:(


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