Just performed my first ever wedge cut on a Ponderosa Pine I collected in 2019 and potted up last year (missing the planting angle, of course). The tree had a very straight section of the trunk line that had to be bent and conventional bending wouldn’t bend the section enough for my taste. Luckily this part of the trunk was only a few inches in diameter and once I had cut the wedge it bent with minimal effort.
Before the bend:
After the bend: