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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Is there such a thing as a double-dovetail bit?

I watched the Router Workshop on the woodworking channel where Bob and Rick built a jewelry/lingerie chest with a mirror on top of the dresser and the frame around the mirror had a dovetail in each mitered edge and were joined together by a butterfly pin. I thought for sure I saw a double-dovetail bit being used. If so, where would you buy one? Thanks!
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I think this is what you are looking for ▼

14 Butterfly Spline Router Bits

http://www.toolstoday.com/displaytoo...ne+Router+Bits


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Thank you, Bj for that quick answer! Now, I have another question. Is there a way around spending $52.00 + for the butterfly spline router bit, like maybe using sliding dovetails? Just wondering, or should I say hoping........
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Dovetail bit no I don't think so, because of the 14 deg. on the dovetail bit for just one of the errors you will run in to, but you can try and beat the price by using a table jig saw and try and cut one out to fit the dovetail slots it may take a time or two to get it right.

But you only need to make 4 of them.

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Thank you once more. That is a great idea, I'm sure I will at least try to do it your way before spending 52 for a single bit.
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You're Welcome Sandy

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Just in case you don't get it done with the jig saw here are some links that are a bit lower in price.

Butterfly Spline Bits
$29.99 ▼ the lowest price one I found was this one. ▼
http://www.pricecutter.com/product.a...cd2=1146540114

https://secure9.nexternal.com/shared...t=products.asp

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=228013



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I have not seen the show but if I understand what this looks like why not make a "butterfly" or "bow tie" pattern and then do an inlay across the miter joint?

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Hi Ed
It could be a bit tricky in 3/4" x 1 1/4" stock.
You know Bob & Rick when they get tricky with the router they really tricky.
It's a neat show how to build a lingerie chest with a mirror, I think it ran on the
http://www.thewoodworkingchannel.com/ last week or so.
Or on the PBS ....
It's just a neat way to hook up a 45 miter joint on the mirror frame.
Locks the miter right up.

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Hi,

Just looked at my list of show and it must be the 601-604 ones. The first ones I have seen are the 1000 series.

I watch one show on the wwchannel but even with dsl it was very hard to watch too much drop outs in video and audio.... I wish it could just be downloaded and watch, the streaming is just not cutting it for me.

Anyway back to the joint, if the stock is 1-1/4 wide that is enough to work on but you only go a 1/4" deep. Did they use a contrasting wood in the joint? If not I think that would look good.

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