Don't believe everything you see!
Posted December 16, 2013
The butterfly keys are not included. That takes another $20.99
This is a great idea for...
Posted October 31, 2012
This is a great idea for a system, but serious problems arise at the place where the interchangeable inlays fit into the frame. Nine times out of ten, my plunge router base plate catches on that seam, causing me to cut the inlay short. I have ruined a great deal of inlay material (nice walnut, also purchased from Rockler) trying to rectify this problem. The only way I can think to solve the problem is to go with a different one-piece inlay system that does not have a lip for the base plate to catch on. I love Rockler, but will be returning this system.
After looking at the images I...
Posted August 17, 2010
After looking at the images I thought the kit would come with the patterns. Didn't seem a lot to ask for $. Took me a while to figure out that you have to pry off the removable bushing. It would have been nice to have a little instruction without worrying about ruining it.
I decided to use butterfly inlays...
Posted July 14, 2009
I decided to use butterfly inlays to enhance the look and add strength to the single joint of the cherry coffee table. Looked on the internet and felt the Rockler Inlay System with the Butterly Key Inlay Set looked the best. My only complaint is that the product did not include any instructions. Did some research on-line and found some helpful information. The template fit snuggly within the holding frame, which prevented any slop and the larger surface kept the router bit straight. The alignment guides were very helpful in getting the template positioned properly. Used a double sided turning tape to hold the template in place. Don't use carpet tape as it leaves residue. Separating the template from the wood was a bit difficult. Some undercuts on the edges, included on other systems might have been helpful. You need to be very careful cutting the butterflys, keeping the router guide bushing against the template, since any movement off the guide will destroy the butterfly. Making these without a plunge router I think would be extremely difficult. The results were quite good. The butterfly fit perfectly within the table and I was very happy with the result.