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Rockler Bow Tie Inlay System

Ingenious guide bushing with removable collar lets you rout both the inlay keys and matching mortises—choose from a wide range of accessory templates!
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GRP41171
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Product Price Qty
Rockler Bow Tie Inlay Starter Kit with Frame, Bit and Bushing Item #65846
Oversold Until 02/15/2021
$49.99 Each
Nested Bow Tie Inlay Template Set Item #65180
In stock
$19.99 Each
Specialty 1 Bow Tie Inlay Template Set Item #64583
In stock
$19.99 Each
Specialty 2 Bow Tie Inlay Template Set Item #62050
In stock
$19.99 Each

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Cutting bow tie inlays can get pretty complicated with all the angles and mortising. Luckily, our Bow Tie Inlay Template System makes cutting both key and mortise fast and foolproof. The Starter Kit includes a unique, two-piece bushing. Install the sleeve to rout the mortise, then remove it to rout the bow tie key. Since the same template is used for both, you're guaranteed a perfect fit. The Starter Kit also includes a specially-sized 1/8'' router bit, our acrylic frame and two bow tie templates: one 3-5/8'' long, the other one 4-1/4'' long. The frame holds the template in place, provides a surface for your router to ride on, and also accepts all of the templates in our optional Inlay Template Kits.

Features:
  • Use with a plunge router to cut bow tie inlay keys (sometimes called butterfly keys) and matching mortises
  • Beautifies and stabilizes slab tops and other wide tops prone to cracks and checking
  • Add decorative appeal and keeps checks and cracks from opening further
  • Starter Kit includes two bow tie inlay templates—add optional templates as needed
  • Frame and templates are made from durable 6mm acrylic with screen-printed cross marks for easy alignment and centering
  • Guide bushing with removable collar makes it easy to achieve a perfect fit using just one template
  • Includes 1/8'' diameter solid carbide spiral up-cut router bit with 1/4'' shank—templates up to 3/8'' thick may be cut with this bit

Starter Kit
(1) Acrylic frame/holder
(1) Small Acrylic Bow Tie Template
(1) Large Bow Tie Template
(1) Guide Bushing with Removable Collar
(1) 1/8'' diameter solid carbide spiral up-cut router bit with 1/4'' shank
Nested Template Set
(1) 1'' Micro Bow Tie Inlay Template
(1) 2'' Small Bow Tie Inlay Template
(1) 3'' Medium Bow Tie Inlay Template
(1) 4'' Large Bow Tie Inlay Template
Specialty 1 Template Set
(1) I-Beam Template
(1) X Template
(1) Rounded Concave End Bow Tie Template
(1) Rounded Convex End Bow Tie Template
Specialty 2 Template Set
(1) Chain Link Outside Template
(1) Chain Link Inside Template
(1) Angled Bow Tie Template
(1) Butterfly Bow Tie Template
(1) Half Bow Tie Template

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Brand Rockler
Tech Spec Starter Kit:
  • Router Bit Specs: 1/8'' dia. x 3/8'' cutting height x 1/4'' shank
  • Router Bit Material: Solid carbide
  • Maximum Key Thickness: 3/8''
  • Frame Dimensions: 9'' x 11''
  • Template Dimensions (outside): 4'' x 6''
  • Frame/Template Material: 6mm thick acrylic
  • Template Guide Bushing: 9/16'' diameter removable collar
  • Small Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.95'' x 3.63''
  • Large Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 2.81'' x 4.28''
Nested Template Set:
  • Template Materal: Acrylic
  • Template Thickness: 6mm
  • Template Outside Dimensions: 4'' x 6''
  • Micro Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 0.47'' wide x 1'' long
  • Small Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 0.97'' wide x 2'' long
  • Medium Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.47'' wide x 3'' long
  • Large Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.97'' wide x 4'' long
Specialty 1 Template Set:
  • Template Materal: Acrylic
  • Template Thickness: 6mm
  • Template Outside Dimensions: 4'' x 6''
  • I-Beam Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.5'' wide x 2.5'' long
  • X-Shaped Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 3.03'' wide x 3.03'' long
  • Concave End Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.39'' wide x 3.42'' long
  • Convex End Bow Tie (single) Finished Dimensions: 1.46'' wide x 4.38'' long
Specialty 2 Template Set:
  • Template Materal: Acrylic
  • Template Thickness: 6mm
  • Template Outside Dimensions: 4'' x 6''
  • Chain Link Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.56'' wide x 3.81'' long
  • Angled Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.54'' wide x 2.84'' long
  • Butterfly Bow Tie Finished Dimensions: 1.67'' wide x 3.83'' long
  • Half Bow Tie (single) Finished Dimensions: 1.1'' wide x 4.5'' long

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