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Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set

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This time-honored inlay design (also known as Bow-Tie or Dutchman) works great for everything from decoration to joint reinforcement! This four-piece set contains 4" x 6" clear acrylic inserts with patterns for seven different sized inlays. Each insert features horizontally and vertically centered guidelines for simple and accurate positioning. Finished inlays range in size from 1" W x 1-5/8" H to 4-1/2" W x 5-3/4" H.

(4) Butterfly Key Inlay Templates
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number BOW TIE/DUTCHMAN INL
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec
  • Template Dimensions: 4" x 6"
  • Material: Clear Acrylic
Type Inlay
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3.6 / 5.0
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Great Accessory for my Router ,Thanks Rockler
July 10, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I love it. Perfect for my slab projects.
December 2, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good accessory
I use these every day, and I love them. The transparent plastic and reference lines are very handy.
April 18, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great looking results
Excellent results every time, easy to set up and easy to use
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April 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product, pleased with packaging, shipping and cost.
February 7, 2018
1 year ago
This template system made the inlays a breeze. It was my first attempt at bow tie inlays and I had it mastered in an hour.
Walnut inlay on sliced oak slab
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January 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
No Issues
I am writing this review as a first time template user/ long time wood worker. I used a Bosch 2.25 HP Combination Plunge Router and the Bosch Template Guide Adapter, RA -1126. I was inlaying Bowties in the surface of a large maple slab to be used as a dining table. The templates worked perfect. No adjustments of the inlay were necessary and the process was flawless. I places the template with the markings on the "top" side so as not to remove them with the tape as was suggested. I am currently purchasing another set due to misplacing the main size that I prefer for this application.
February 17, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Refer review in item #25229
size the templates to fit the frame.
Works well with practice.
November 10, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Make sure your router can accommodate the bushing!
I've been unable to use the product because, although I own eight routers / trimmers (in Australia), not one of them can accommodate the 1.25 inch bushing which, outside the USA, appears to be anything but standard. So make sure you have a base that will accept the bushing that accompanies this product. I think this needs to be conveyed in the product description.
May 8, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Built to last a life time....
Have not had a chance to give these a try yet, but l will soon....
December 29, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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To help with a slab dinning room table.
Douglas D on Sep 11, 2019
I need it.
Jose J on Aug 26, 2019
To help with a slab dinning room table.
Douglas D on Sep 11, 2019
First experience with this product. Many good rating and comments.
Jim on Sep 1, 2019
I need it.
Jose J on Aug 26, 2019
I could not find the one I had
Mickael M on Aug 8, 2019
Best multi size butterfly template on the market.
Cameron B on Jun 29, 2019
Works very good for me
Thomas D on Jun 11, 2019
I want to add more inlay features to my work.
Mike P on May 1, 2019
to make butterfly inlays
GINO T on Feb 22, 2019
so I can make inlays
Trevor S on Nov 14, 2018
I want to stabilize splits in a slab table I am making.
ROBERT SEIDEN H on Oct 13, 2018
I've always been curious about using butterfly keys and I have an upcoming project that I can use it on.
Gavin S on Jul 1, 2018
I bought the bushing and bit at a estate sale , will need these to use the bit. never did any inlay before
Robert W on Jun 16, 2018
I want to create bow tie inlays in a few projects I have splits on
CHARLES M on Jun 7, 2018
Same as above.
Shane W on Apr 22, 2018
I need it
charlie A on Apr 1, 2018
joining a counter top
James A. F on Feb 11, 2018
Beginning to learn about securing large slabs from splitting and this kit seemed to have a good variety for any future projects I plan to do
Ryan R on Jan 21, 2018
Looks good in mag.
Alan W on Oct 30, 2017
To ble top
P M on Jun 17, 2017
easier to use instead of making one
jeff e on Feb 15, 2017
Can't get hand drawn to match up.
James B on Nov 29, 2016
Easier than making one myself.
Sean M on Oct 5, 2016
Couldn't find another system
Dale on Aug 18, 2016
Some things are just faster/easier with a template vs doing it freehand. I'm thinking this is one of those things.
Andy on Jul 28, 2016
to stop cracks in wood from spreading
Derek E on May 11, 2016
Cracks in mesquite table top
John P on Feb 29, 2016
I need to make a door with unstable lumber and will bow tie together and use on splits
Mark E on Jan 22, 2016
I have these
Richard H on Nov 30, 2015
needed it
al s on Nov 30, 2015
love it
woodrealm on Nov 2, 2015
Because I needed it
Kevin on Sep 6, 2015
I have made bow tie or butterfly inlays by hand, this will make the job a lot faster and with accuracy.
David K on Jul 25, 2015
buttefly installation to stabilize craks in a slab table
Howard F on Jul 21, 2015
So that I can inlay the butterfly keys in some live edge tables.
Bob M on Jun 1, 2015
First experience with this product. Many good rating and comments.
Jim on Sep 1, 2019
I could not find the one I had
Mickael M on Aug 8, 2019
Will this kit work with a Makita RT07016X7 router, or do I need an adaptor?
Rob Waldron on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is the Router that I have
How thick can you make the Butterfly keys with the templates?
Todd P on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I usely make mind 1/4 to 1/2" I have gone as thick as 3/4.
Most of the time I use 3/8"
Hope this helps
Does this template allow me to make the actual inlay as well, or so I need to buy/make those separately?
Kevin J on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For making butter fly inlay the template works great. I always made my own but could never quite get both ends to match. The only thing I would change would be the size of the template its self. It is a little hard to clamp so I have to use two sided tape. Which makes me change the tape after 2 or 3 cuts. I would buy this item again.
My previous question was incorrect. It should have asked if this will work with a Makita RT0701CX7, or do I need an adaptor?
Rob Waldron on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mr. Waldron, I use the Butterfly template to make access ports for tissue box covers. I use a brass guide attached to the router face plate and a down cut bit or straight bit or piloted flush trim bit. Depends on how thick the wooden box top is.
How thick is the template?
William L on Apr 10, 2018
will the template fit a uk router?
gregalls on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These templates are to guide the router to create the shape. The router bit and accompanying washer are the key to making the butterfly fit. I used a 1/4 diameter bit and homemade washer for my setup. You need a guide bushing that fits your router and a spacer washer to fit the bushing and match your bit size.