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I have a wedgie!!

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Project by monkeyman83 posted 08-16-2016 11:37 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that normally the projects that are posted are finished. Well, this one is only half finished, but I am so excited that I just had to share it with the LJ community. The first picture is of the wedgie sled that I made over the weekend. After hours and hours of watching Youtube videos and thinking about how i was going to do it, I finally made my own wedgie sled. The wedges are another story though. To make them, I used my compound miter saw and cut them out of really cheap plastic cutting boards from Walmart. I did this so that humidity changes will never effect them. To get the angles right took a bit of trial and error. I would set the angle as best I could and cut the appropriate amount of pieces to length and check their fit. Once I achieved perfection, I cut the wedge. This can be a time consuming and frustrating process.
The second picture is of the first two rings that were cut using the wedgie sled for a project. I used maple and cherry and plan to off-set the cherry by one half wedge making a spiral all the way up. I am really motivated to keep working on this project and can’t wait to share the finished product with you all.

-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.





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#1 posted 08-17-2016 01:41 AM

That is a great sled. Those angles fit up really nice. I have often thought about making one , too. Now maybe I will!!

Thanks for sharing…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 02:04 AM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 05:07 PM

The wedgie sled makes cutting perfect segments very easy. It’s much easier and cheap to buy a 30,60 triangle to make 12 segmented rings than to make one.

-- Julian

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