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Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set

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Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set
Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set

This time-honored inlay design (also known as Bow-Tie or Dutchman) works great for everything from decoration to joint reinforcement! Requires the Rockler Inlay System (#25229, sold separately). 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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3.5 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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I love it. Perfect for my slab projects.
December 2, 2018
7 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
1 month 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
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Buy the double sided tape with...
Buy the double sided tape with the product, the stuff they sell at the hardware stores is no where near as good.Take and score the centering lines as soon as you get the inlay set the inked lines tend to be lifted off by the double sided tape after the first use.Otherwise good product.
January 29, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
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Works very good for me
Thomas D on Jun 11, 2019
to make butterfly inlays
GINO T on Feb 22, 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
I want to add more inlay features to my work.
Mike P on May 1, 2019
so I can make inlays
Trevor S on Nov 14, 2018
Will this kit work with a Makita RT07016X7 router, or do I need an adaptor?
Rob Waldron on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not familiar with Makita router models. However, as long as you use the template router bushing either removable collar, it should work. Verify that your router plate accepts a bushing. You must have the inlay bushingin order to use the template to cut the onset and the matching Dutchman/butterfly.
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: Along with the template you will need to purchase the Rockler Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable collar #27593. I purchased both but, I currently use and highly recommend the WWW.TarterWoodworking.Com templates and "Whiteside Solid Brass Router Inlay Kit, Part #9500, all of which can be purchased from TarterWoodworking. Also, on the web page for Tarter Woodworking, they show how to actually make the butterfly(total step-by-step). I have used several butterfly methods, but the complete TarterWoodworking system is the best. I met these people at the woodworking show in Kansas City nice people! I do like Rockler products and have many of their products, but not this time.
Gary Dinsdale,
How thick can you make the Butterfly keys with the templates?
Todd P on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With a few passes you could probably get up to an inch. The limit is how deep you can safely cut with your router bit. You could probably make even thicker ones with a multi-step process (e.g. make the initial cut then drill a series of holes and carefully use a jigsaw to rough out the thicker piece, and finally finish the thicker piece).
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.
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