Cutting in Butterflies

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

removing waste

all cleaned up,  ready for glue