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Caning Wedges

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These solid maple caning wedges are the ideal "helping hand" when installing woven cane and spline. Caning wedges feature a blunt narrow end to help prevent damage to cane or spline during installation.

(10) Solid maple caning wedges
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Weight 0.3000
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide X 3/4" thick X 3" long
  • Narrow end is 1/8" thick
  • Made of unfinished maple
4.3 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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worked very well
February 14, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
cane wedges
They worked very well.
caned chair.
caned chair.
January 6, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
They were perfect for the job.
I was thinking that a much wider wedge with a curved edge would help in setting the cane. You would just set the wedge on the cane on the side you intend to use the wedges on, then rock it back and forth on the groove to establish the depression, then use the wedges to set the groove.
It could take the guesswork out of finding the groove.
February 22, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Caning wedges
The wedges worked as they were supposed to and saved me the time of having to cut them. I did trim and smoothe several of them to better fit the size of the grooves in the chairs being caned.
January 26, 2018
1 year ago
They are as described---could have made them but for a "first time caner" they were worth the cost
January 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
End user - home owner
This was my first time caning chairs - I have several that were damaged by a major storm - blew out the windows. These are stout wood and did not break like the clothes pins I was using.
August 19, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
They work as advertised. I like them.
April 17, 2016
over 3 years ago
Worth the money
They worked well. The only problem I had with them was they got wet due to canning having to soak in water.
August 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Necessary for recaining.
These were of good quality. Make sure you have enough wedges to complete the job. I use one wedge every 2 inches.
August 2, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
haven't had a chance to use them et. The quality looks good and I may have to trim them down to fit the grove, They should work extremely well in inserting the spline. Good value for the $.
September 29, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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necessary for setting cane
George H L on Aug 24, 2019
To replace a 37 year old bent wood rocker seat.
Lesli R on May 6, 2019
necessary for setting cane
George H L on Aug 24, 2019
They help hold the cane in place to position cane properly
Mary F on Jul 2, 2019
To replace a 37 year old bent wood rocker seat.
Lesli R on May 6, 2019
to repair dining room chair seats
Debra L on Jan 28, 2019
Chair bottom repair
Roy F on Nov 30, 2018
Lewis P on Nov 26, 2018
These are easier to use then clothes pins.
Dorothy G on Sep 15, 2018
Saw someone on an online video using these - seemed to work well
Harold M C on Aug 12, 2018
Recaning chair seats
Michael G L on Jun 21, 2018
Re caning chair
Richard A on Mar 31, 2018
I did some caning previously without using wedges and feel that these wedges will make the job easier.
Jesse L on Mar 23, 2018
Cynthia C on Mar 16, 2018
I am caning chairs and need the correct tools.
Marianne P on Feb 26, 2018
Ronald O on Feb 5, 2018
Repairing a cane back chair. Videos show these are vital to the process.
James M on Jan 24, 2018
Lawrence B on Jan 20, 2018
easier than cutting new ones
Gerald E on Dec 27, 2017
DAVID F on Nov 21, 2017
I believe these to be necessary to the caning process.
Brad J on Nov 13, 2017
Used on you tube video, how to replace rush seat
Donna G on Oct 26, 2017
Jim T on Sep 14, 2017
They are recommended for installing cane
kathy h on Sep 1, 2017
Need for chair project
Timothy J on Jul 28, 2017
First caning project...need all the help I can get.
Debra G on Jun 23, 2017
A helping tool to instal the spline in the groove
Rex H on Jun 18, 2017
Need. To replace a chair seat.
Paul H on May 11, 2017
recommendation of catalog
Dave D on Apr 9, 2017
I used them before and wanted my own set
Sharon S on Apr 5, 2017
Re caning an old rocker
Mark C on Mar 6, 2017
needed for project
Steve G on Mar 2, 2017
i have used these before and they are helpful.
Peggy H on Feb 21, 2017
restoring an antique chair read it works well
Ralph H on Feb 2, 2017
needed for this project.
Alfred B on Nov 13, 2016
Not available in hardware store here.
Margaret S on Nov 6, 2016
refurbishing my grandmother's old corner cabinet and replacing fiberboard door panels with caning
Elizabeth H on Oct 23, 2016
Skill building on an old cane chair.
Rick L on Oct 16, 2016
could have made the wedges myself but just easier to order pre-made wedges
Mark M on Sep 27, 2016
To cane an old stool with machine cane. Worked great!
Billy on Sep 19, 2016
Repair chair
jim h on Sep 13, 2016
re-caning chairs
Marilyn E on Sep 2, 2016
I needed the pre-made cane and wedges for a project. Since I have ordered from your online store before with satisfaction, I felt confident with your store. Thank you.
Annie G on Aug 25, 2016
I have recaned a number of wicker chairs over the years. These wedges are important to a successful project. The wedges are of good quality. Having enough wedges makes the job easier and assures that the cane is stretched properly.
Painter 613 on Aug 19, 2016
I am recaning dining room chairs.
JOHN W on Aug 14, 2016
to repair chairs
Theresa S on Aug 10, 2016
Price and quality
Mike R on Jul 23, 2016
I did not have any
David M on Jun 28, 2016
Needed to repair a cane chair.
Jim B on Jun 27, 2016
watched a demo where the fellow used these wedges to insert the cane into the grove. It appeared to make the job easier.
Megan Y on Jun 7, 2016
needed tools to fix my cane chair
Jose V on May 26, 2016
Eases the installation.
Tom25 on Apr 27, 2016
They help hold the cane in place to position cane properly
Mary F on Jul 2, 2019
to repair dining room chair seats
Debra L on Jan 28, 2019
Why when I push the cane down into the grove it doesn't stay. What can I do about it?
Elaine P on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I didn't have any trouble with the cane staying in the groove even after I removed the wedge, but I used a rubber mallet to tap the wedges into place. The only suggestions I have are to make sure the cane is pliable enough after soaking it and that the groove is cleaned of glue and other residue. I folded a small piece of sandpaper in half and ran it through the groove several times to remove the dried glue. I wouldn't sand too much, though, because you want the spline to be snug. I hope these suggestions are helpful. Good luck.
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