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Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit

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Everything you need to rout perfect-fitting butterfly keys (also known as Bow-Ties or Dutchmen) for decoration or joint reinforcement! The four-piece inlay template set contains 4" x 6" clear acrylic inserts with patterns for seven different size 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
  • The Inlay Bushing and Bit Set allows you to rout both the inlay piece and the recess for the inlay with the same template
  • Includes a two-piece Template Guide Bushing, a 9/16" diameter Removable Collar and a 1/8" diameter spiral up-cut bit (1/4" shank)
  • It is strongly recommended that a plunge router be used for routing inlays.
(4) Butterfly Key Inlay Templates
(1) Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar
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Weight 0.7000
Tech Spec
  • Template Dimensions: 4" x 6"
  • Material: Clear Acrylic
  • Rout the recess in the main workpiece with the Removable Collar installed, then take it off to rout the inlay piece
  • The Guide Bushing fits router baseplates with a 1-3/16" diameter stepped center hole designed for two-piece guide bushings
Tech Docs No
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Great product!
Easy to use! Quick delivery!
Love it, thanks rockler!
Love it, thanks rockler!
March 28, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well made easy to use. Fit was perfect. Saves a lot of time
March 19, 2018
6 months ago
Very easy to use on the first try. I was very impressed with the quality and the easy to follow written instructions.
January 17, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Does the job.
Works well. Alignment lines rub off almost immediately. Easy set up when using a good quality double stick tape.
December 25, 2017
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Simple to use and does a perfect job. Would be helpful if there were some instructions to go along with the kit.
March 28, 2017
1 year ago
Works well
Found that this set works better with an up-cut bit
October 21, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use
First experience with inlay. Template was easy to use. Really pleased with the results.
Upper cabinet doors.
Upper cabinet doors.
February 22, 2016
over 2 years ago
Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing & Bit
Everything was just fine. Would recommend products.
January 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This system has worked flawless for my applications. It has caused me to be creative and try to create my own templates and designs. Its fun and easy and makes perfect inlays !
January 6, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
works great works much better with turners tape holds it nice and steady
December 8, 2015
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have a few dining room tables to build and need to add a little rustic touch to them.
Rod B on Sep 11, 2018
More for the decorative flair than the practical application. Curious to see how it works.
Mike H on Mar 25, 2018
I have a few dining room tables to build and need to add a little rustic touch to them.
Rod B on Sep 11, 2018
friend has one, loves it
rick b on Aug 9, 2018
More for the decorative flair than the practical application. Curious to see how it works.
Mike H on Mar 25, 2018
Used this product before with good results.
David S on Mar 7, 2018
Built a custom live-edge walnut coffee table and want to keep the pieces from separating down the center.
Thomas B on Jan 16, 2018
need this for a table i am makeing
banker c on Dec 30, 2017
I am helping my guy build a desk and we are doing some butterfly inlays. We did some research and looks like this might be the way to go. We want to make 4 different sizes in one desktop.
Vickie L on Dec 26, 2017
I need this for future projects
MIKE M on Dec 15, 2017
Need it for live edge tabletops
Diane L on Nov 27, 2017
Lost my old inlay bit set, need butterfly inlays and thought I'd get this kit.
George M on Nov 22, 2017
It got good reviews.
Rick A on Aug 25, 2017
Only one I could find on the net
Daniel A on Aug 4, 2017
Working with very high-end wood, you cannot afford mistakes.
Christopher M on May 26, 2017
This looks like a nice beginners set for learning about inlays, something I have wanted to try.
David D on Apr 4, 2017
Paul H on Feb 4, 2017
I want to make Dutchman wood repairs in a salvaged door.
David S on Nov 28, 2016
It will come in handy. I usually make them by hand.
Alan R on Nov 25, 2016
It is a comprehensive kit - everything I need to get started for a single price. There is no guess work here or multi-sourcing components.
logan l on Oct 14, 2016
Trying to hold together a huge slab of cherry for a bar top
Barry G on Oct 4, 2016
The butterfly inlays always look so good! Had to try it. Hoping to use for both aesthetic and structural purposes.
John V on Sep 27, 2016
Now working with reclaimed wood, will need for repairs.
Dennis D on Sep 16, 2016
For decorating bandsaw boxes
Laura R on Sep 8, 2016
I wanted it
hardy h on Aug 10, 2016
I have some nice walnut slabs that I want to join together, I think maple butterflies will look really good.
Zeke H on Mar 13, 2016
It looks easy to use.
Sonny S on Feb 6, 2016
Have this
Richard H on Nov 30, 2015
working with antique wood that has nail holes in it and defects
Joseph A on Oct 29, 2015
I have a large slab of wood that has a crack almost the whole length of the slab and I want to make a table top with it and I hope this will help keep it together
David R on Sep 3, 2015
If you don't already have the bit and bushing, this kit has good value. Similar inlay templates only are 75% of this kit cost.
Louis S on Aug 31, 2015
didn't want to make my own. to time consuming
tim p on Jul 20, 2015
Highly recommended by an experienced wood worker was good enough of a recommendation for me to order one for myself. Can't wait to get it.
Anthony R on Jul 5, 2015
Have always planned to purchase a similar item from another online vendor. But when Rockler offered the set for the sale price which included the collar, bit, bushing AND the templates, it was an easy decision to purchase from Rockler.
Matthew B on Jun 21, 2015
I like the different sizes and separate plates
David T on Jun 17, 2015
trying something new!
Ray L on May 27, 2015
I need to repair a gouge created by thickness plaining.
Edward M on May 25, 2015
never made these joints before, at this price I'm happy to give it a try
Max on May 13, 2015
I have some unique pieces of wood with large splits that I want to use, this is an idea way to do it. Price was best I have seen.
Dr. M on Apr 26, 2015
I am new at this , and would like to try it on a special project
Peter K on Apr 8, 2015
friend has one, loves it
rick b on Aug 9, 2018
Used this product before with good results.
David S on Mar 7, 2018
I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK Router will this fit that router without any additional parts?
Mike V on Oct 31, 2017
Are there any instructions or video on how to correctly use this product?
eric b on Aug 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: i think there is on u tube
Works it with the Bosch POF1400 Router?
CrysLate on Oct 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use Porter Cable Routers (895 and 690) with absolutely great results. Sorry, but not familiar with Bosch routers.
How are the templates held in place? Looks like clamping the template would hinder the travel of the router's base.
Glenn K on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You use double sided tape on the underside of the template to stick to the wood. Make sure the wood is clean and free of dust etc so the tape adheres well. Available at most hardware stores or rite aid type stores/office stores. Make sure to replace the tape for each cut or it will move on you. It is easy to remove and replace.
How is the template secured to the work piece?
Steve M on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not used it yet. I plan to use double sided sticky tape when I do use it and home built template that the template fits inside of it that is the same thickness.
I've used this template with great success many times. Today I made butterflies in two different sizes and both are a loose fit. Any ideas what may be causing this?
Gary C on Aug 18, 2017
How thick is the template?
TRP-WW on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The plexiglass templates are about 1/8" thick. They work well. I used 3 different sizes on a live edge slab of maple and it is beautiful.
I have a very old Bosch plunge router,will it fit on it or how could I find out?
Anita T on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: HI- as long as the base plate (plastic or bakelite) will accept a 1 1/8" brass bushing that is included in the kit. If it doesn't, replacement plates are available at nominal cost.
Do you sell just the upcut bit and bushings separately?
Tyler on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes we do. That is item #27593
I have the Bosch combo router set. Will this butterfly brass bushing fit my router??
Mcwoodcrafter on May 14, 2018