Nice work! Do you have any pictures of the wedges and how they fit into the tenon ends? Which is to say, are they wedge-shaped, or are they more like rectangular solids?
They are indeed wedge-shaped. Beech into pine. Don't have any pix. The thing that matters is that I put it perpendicular to the grain and lamination direction. You know, to prevent cracking.
Yep. Nice work! I've seen designs that did blunt-end wedges to try to prevent a crack propagating, which is why I asked.
Man I have had no luck with wedges in hammer handles, but they seem to do well in most other places.
Had not any success in wedges in hammer handles neither! Ha ha.