September 17, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Bow Tie Inlay – How, Where, When, and Why

2 min read

Woodworking inlays, specifically these bow tie or “Dutchman” joints seem to get a wide range of questions. So this week I do a deep dive into how to make bow-tie joints/dutchman joints/butterfly keys. I also discuss when is a bow tie joint needed, when are you probably fine without a bow tie, what glue to use for inlays, what glue NOT to use, and everything else I could pack into 16 minutes of woodworking inlay fun.

Related videos and blogs:
Bow tie jig: https://www.blacktailstudio.com/blog/how-to-cut-and-inlay-bow-tie-joints-dutchman-joint-inlay
Bastogne desk build: https://youtu.be/GtISpORhJ7o

Items used in this video:
Miter saw: https://amzn.to/3qHZ0CM
Bandsaw blade: https://amzn.to/3h1Pgjw
Double side tape: https://amzn.to/3x5PED9
Marking knife (alternative): https://amzn.to/3A9XzkJ
Spiral router bit: https://amzn.to/3qCfbl6
Plunge router (alternative I like better): https://amzn.to/3x5hTli
Butt chisels: https://bluesprucetoolworks.com/collections/chisels
Wood glue: https://amzn.to/3xabMfM
Block plane: https://www.lie-nielsen.com/nodes/4072/block-planes
Wood finish: https://amzn.to/3y9hRJw
Buffing pad: https://amzn.to/2Sz8K5s
Buffer: https://amzn.to/3w4YtMd
Camera: https://amzn.to/3dvCyY4
Camera lens: https://amzn.to/3h7xD1w
Chisels: https://bluesprucetoolworks.com/collections/chisels

0:00 Intro
0:35 Picking a layout
1:26 Cutting bow tie blanks
2:18 Cutting bow tie on a bandsaw
4:06 Wood marking knife basics
5:28 Plunge router, the best way
6:16 Inlay jig or CNC inlay?
7:16 Right mentality for woodworking
9:14 Wood dust trick
9:47 Chamfer the underside
10:50 Best glue for wood inlay
12:05 Flattening the Dutchman joint
13:27 When is a bow tie needed?
14:31 What glue not to use
15:46 Sneak peek at upcoming video
16:02 Troll of the week

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