Last week I cut in three walnut butterflies into the cedar table top under way in my shop.
Below are a few photos from the process. After shaping the walnut butterflies, they are scribed individually into the top, then the bulk of the waste is removed with a 1/4 ” straight bit in a router, and finally pared with a chisel to the scribed lines.
placing a butterfly
dad’s old craftsman
all cleaned up, ready for glue