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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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x   SHIM
xx   CLAMP

Tip on using playing cards as thin shims.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Simple jigs for cutting shims and tapers on a table saw.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 10
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 6

Spring-clamp wooden clothespins recommended as source for ready-made wedges and shims.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 18

Tip shows a fast way to cut a lot of the same-sized wedges and shims using a band saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 19

Tip on keeping a "shim box" consisting of scraps ranging in thickness from 1/16" to 1.25"
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 26

Tip on prefabricating shims from plywood which are always ready to shim a 2x4 or 2x6 without any extra trimming.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 24

Table saw jig to make shim shingles from scraps of wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 26

Tip: Use drywall screws as adjustable shims when installing baseboards.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Tip: Use playing cards for shims when making fine adjustments on setups and jigs.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 8

Tip: How to cut consistently tapered wedges on a table saw for use in the wedged through-tenon joint.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 8

Clamping wedges are tightened using a machine screw.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 12

Clamping with wedges. A discussion and illustrations of the most useful wedge-clamping methods.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 63

Simple jig for quickly cutting accurate wedges on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 32

Tip on cutting durable hardwood wedges.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.21#5) pg. 60

How to use shims. The use of two shims to level and secure a stable joint is discussed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 50

A simple table saw jig to mass produce wedges of the same size and shape.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1976 (v.146#2) pg. 95

How to fabricate an assortment of "shim bars". Made from lengths of various size square key stock.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 86

A pair of opposed, screw-controlled sliding wedges placed in the toolpost slot will enable you to adjust the height of a lathe tool with micrometer precision.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1972 (v.200#5) pg. 212

Tip: Use handplane shavings to tighten up a loose fitting tenon, dowel, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 26

Use pine shims to quickly steady a tool stand, especially if you have moved it.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 10

Wooden wedges. Six ways to use them in your shop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 4

An easy-to-make pair of ripping jigs for cutting wedges and thin strips with a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #88 Jun 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 94, Insert

Tip: Use playing cards when trying to make minor adjustments to fences and guides on your woodworking tools. Each card is exactly 1/100" thick.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 3

Cutting uniform-size wedges on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 13

Tip shows quick way to cut wedges of same size and shape using a band saw.
WOODSMITH #104 Apr 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Tip: Use the 0.005" thickness aluminum from soft drink cans to make shims for your dado blades, etc.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 24

Calibrated wedge is used to measure the size of a gap between two objects or to set a caliper to a particular opening.
WOODWORKER Jun 1990 (v.94#6) pg. 569

Wedged wood. A simple bookrack holds about 16" worth of books. The base features either one large or two small drawers. Construction includes dovetails and through mortises that are locked using wedges. Includes a jig and technique for making several identical wedges.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 36

Simple jig for making uniformly-shaped wooden wedges using a plane.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 28

Tip: Jig to quickly cut accurate wedge slots in the ends of dowels, rungs, legs, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 7

Beginning woodworker. Cutting tapers, wedges, and other shapes with the table saw. Includes instructions for several jigs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 18

Making the tapered dovetailed wedge, an old-time technique to help prevent cupping of an upsupported board such as a table leaf or a solid door.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 22

Jig for cutting identical door wedges from prepared oblong blanks using a band saw.
WOODWORKING TODAY #28 Feb 1992 pg. 11

Table saw jig helps turn scrap bin cutoffs into useful shims.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 20