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Found this real hard plastic stuff at work so I tried making a wedge out of it.

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  1. merc_man

    merc_man merc_man

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    Anyone else ever try making the one wedge.

    When this was still in block for I have it a couple good cracks with the mini sledge and never did any damage. Th8nk it should work good.

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  2. Wagnerwerks

    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    Looks like nylon or acetal. Tough stuff:)
     
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    I've made em from wood when things weren't going my way
     
  4. Wagnerwerks

    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    I always have a few small wedges made of gum (the wood) for when a firewood chunk starts to pinch. Stick it in the cut and finish up.
     
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  5. jakethesnake

    jakethesnake I Am The Snake

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    I try to always have several with me but yeah for a pinch wood ones work well enough. Those gum wedges ... You using them green or you carve em out dry. I cut some wood cookies outta gum. For a wedding Anyway. They are now all cracked open warped to *s-word
     
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    Looks like it might be Delrin
     
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    I made a few from hard blue nylon 66 .They worked .
     
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    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    Dry. They're only a few inches long. My pap started it long ago and I never stopped keeping them on hand.
     
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    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    Good eye.
     
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    Got out to the wood today and nocked down a couple maples. That wedge sure seemed to work good. Never deformed at all and i wasnt going very easy on it. Im very impressed. Gonna make some more.

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    merc_man merc_man

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    And they are nice and lite too unlike my hard head ones whick get heavy hangin off your belt.

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    I have a plate of 1" thick UHMW (Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) that I plan to make some wedges out of. It is the black recycled stuff, it is slightly tougher than the white Virgin UHMW.
    Has anyone tried UHMW for a wedge? We use it for linear bearings, guides, slides, etc at work, and cannot hardly destroy it.
     
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  13. Wood Doctor

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    Here's one of my my collections. I make them on my table saw using white oak:
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    The blue stripe helps find them. The big ring keeps them together.
     
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    i use steel wedges they work ok till it contacts a rotating saw chain.
     
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    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    Nice! I usually paint mine orange. White oak would be great.
     
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    Thats what i thought the white one was made from..super tuff stuff.
     
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    A little story on wedges .My fathers family moved from Pittsburgh PA to Ohio in 1937 during the great depression .For heat they cross cut oaks and split the entire log with steel wedges to open them up with and oak wedges to finish in small enough pieces to run through a buzz saw with a John Deere A for power .Pieces were 8-10 feet long ,lots a work .
     
  18. Wagnerwerks

    Wagnerwerks I have yet to "suffer" from CAD

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    Lately I've been thinking a lot about the actual work our ancestors did. It boggles my mind.
     
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    That's precisely why I use metal wedges only for splitting rounds. Hardwood is also dirt cheap and works. It just won't last as long as hard plastic.
     
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    Its high density polyethelyne we use it to make break sticks for getting catch dogs of hogs its basicly indestructible
     
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