If you ever needed
more evidence that woodworkers have always been a parsimonious lot, look
no further than the December 1901 issue of the British magazine The Woodworker.
In an article on wedging tenons the author offers the above illustration with the comment:
21 shows how to cut the wedges from the waste wood in the haunchings in
such work as panel doors, sashes, &c., thus economising both time
Next up: How to effectively remove splinters so they can be reused as toothpicks.
— Christopher Schwarz