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#1 posted 03-30-2014 12:50 AM

Some of the answer depends on the species of wood you are using and the width of the fingers. A soft wood and wide fingers can be forced together and no glue will be required. A hard wood will probably not be forced and a really hard wood might shatter if you try to force it. I would try a 0.002 shim first and move toward thicker if needed. Think of it like a mortise and tenon, you want the fit to require hand force, but not to require a mallet. HTH

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