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butterfly spline

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I have seen small boxes made with a butterfly splined miters. I normally build boxes with 1/2 inch sides and the butterfly spline bits that I have seen are 14 deg. The 14 deg. dovetails that I have seen seem like they would be too big for 1/2 inch stock. Does anyone have any recommendations.
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So I am on the same page

You want to cut a mitered corner on your 1/2" material then want to put 14 degree dovetail groove on each of the mitered surfaces. And cut a butterfly spline to fit the two pieces together to make the corner, right?

If so, they make 8 degree 1/4" dovetail bits that can cut the groove your looking for we just need a way to cut the butterfly pin. Please let me know if I am on the same page before I explain how to make the butterfly pin.

Thanks, Rick
Yes you are correct. I have a 1/4 inch 7.5 degree dovetail that I bought for that purpose but I was hoping to find a butterfly spline bit to match but I have not found one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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