Lots of angles on the wedge. Here it is roughed out for
I picked ebony for the contrast.
Another view of the wedge.
Now that I have the initial geometry worked out, I
will taper the sides as well. These angle are very shallow; maybe 3-4 degrees
from parallel. The cheeks will be quite thin in spots. I want the wedge to be
firmly in place and centered. I do not want such an angle that the wedge force
cracks the body.
Now itís working. What a relief...
This was the most time consuming part of the build.
I want to get the wedge perfect before adding the heel cap. That geometry is a
whole new set of challenges. My hat is off to maker Ollie Sparks for his
inspiring design and precision.
Here Iím chopping out the heel for the wedge.
The chisel is working across grain at an obtuse
angle. The horizontal cuts are parallel to the grain. It is a little tricky and
messy. Well, itís just more area for the glue to fill and adhere.
The finished pocket. It turned out well. Another moment of