I use my carcase saw to cut the main wedge angle and to rough shape the wedge.
By taking small angled cuts around the finial, I can create the rough shape.
The rough shape starts to emerge. I use a combination of a ¼” chainsaw file, ¼”
triangular file, and a “blunt” chisel to create the scroll wedge profile.
The rough wedge is complete. I sand it lightly to even
any high spots or imperfections.
I check the fit of the wedge and plane it to the correct width.
Using a piece of scrap 1/8” plate, I test the fit of the wedge.
At the bottom of the wedge, I’m going to have a Cupid’s bow. To start, I make a
center cut using a ¼” triangular file. On either side of the “V”, I cut two
semi-circles using the ¼” chainsaw file.