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randydrivesabus
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« on: April 19, 2006, 08:06:00 PM »




i drove down (up?) to brushy mountain yesterday and got a pile of stuff.
when i assemble the frames do i need to remove that piece of wood thats leftover from breaking off the wedge piece? i see that the picture is not really in focus but i mean that little thing sticking up. i cut the wedge piece off with a utility knife and can easily cut off the "burr" the same way...but do i want to?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006, 09:22:08 PM »

ok...i think i figured it out. that piece has to go. it has no function.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006, 10:36:02 PM »

I just took a box cutter and stripped it right out of there Randy, If you have access to a brad nailer it sure does make things alot easier.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006, 11:27:51 PM »

I think your suppose to leave that on the wedge peice/ then when you put the wedge in the frame, that goes down in the groove and helps wedge the foundation in place, or maybe that just goes for the betterbee frames
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 07:20:19 AM »

I don't remove it.  I have no problems leaving it in.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 08:10:13 AM »

less work is good so i'll leave it when i assemble the frames. if it gets in the way when i put in the foundation it looks like i could still easily remove it.
being a noob sometimes sucks.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 11:42:58 AM »

I also cut it out with a box cutter.  Gives better clamping power to the wedge with it gone.

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006, 04:49:34 PM »

I'm with Robo, I get rid of it. I usually do all of them at once. So if I'm doing 50 frames, I take all the wedges out then set my table saw blade to the proper height and distance from the fence and then I just run all 50 over the table saw and voila, all smooth! I then take the wedges (which have the same problem in reverse) and run them through my thickness planer once at the proper thickness and voila, all smooth! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2006, 05:46:33 PM »

i started assembling today (no glue yesterday....i faintly remember my son asking me for some wood glue a while back)and i used my utility knife to cut out the wedge and i took that little piece with it so now its on the wedge not the bar.
do you guys bother to lightly sand out the saw marks?
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 08:38:15 AM »

Quote from: randydrivesabus
i started assembling today (no glue yesterday....i faintly remember my son asking me for some wood glue a while back)and i used my utility knife to cut out the wedge and i took that little piece with it so now its on the wedge not the bar.


That is exactly how i do it.  Use the box cutter to cut the wedge out and leave  the excess piece on the wedge so that the top bar is smooth.  If you just break the wedge out, it tends to leave some on each piece.   Now you can just flip the wedge over when installing so that the excess faces down.  Or what I usually do is take my thumbs and just break it off.  No need to spend anytime sanding.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 10:25:11 AM »

I don't sand mine either, I just clean off my top bar with a utility knife and flip the wedge over just like Robo described above.
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