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    Post by panne Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:32 am

    i want to mount an aluminum prod inside of an oak tiller using wedges and side plates. am i understanding correctly that the side plates purpose is to hold the wedges in place and there is clearance left around the prod? will hardwood wedges work or should i use steel?

    i also want to wrap at least the center 6 inches with rawhide in case the aluminum prod comes apart. if it's going to break it will most likely happen through the hole in the center, but wonder if i should cover the complete prod and how it would affect performance.

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    Post by Todd the archer Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:15 pm

    I use the wedge method and the way I do it is with wood wedges. The cover plates I leave some room (1/16" to 1/8") to allow for the prod flexing. In this picture you can see the gap around the prod.

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    Post by panne Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:28 am

    thanks for the pic and the measurements. are your wedges cut with or against the grain?
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    Post by Todd the archer Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:26 am

    With the grain, just like a shim for setting door frames.
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