- 3 Apr 2013
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Making some iroko gates for my driveway and have a few questions that I’m hoping someone could answer please. The timber is 70 thick with 23 through mortises which I want to wedge. How wide and deep should the wedges be ? I’ve cut the mortices on the mortice machine ( loads of cuts with a 3/8” chisel ). Are the angles for the wedges cut just with a chisel or do I angle the timber in the machine ? The bottom rail behind the front boards, I’ve redimensioned from the drawing to 180. Does it need to have a haunch in it ? Is cascamite a good adhesive to use on iroko ? Watched some of Olly Bradshaw’s vids which are excellent and his wedges are 8mm which seem a bit small for my design. Not sure if I’ve messed up regarding the weight of this project as it will be extremely heavy. The boards are 20mm thick. Any thoughts ?