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I want to do a project where an element of the joinery would be bow tie splines. Does anyone have any suggestions on milling the splines? I could make some knives and do it on the moulder but it's for a small qty and different types of wood so I would like a fast setup. Since I want the spline to extend out like the tennon treatment on G & G designs an inlay is not my first choice. -Thanks
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I would probably use a band saw.
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Eloy, you could produce the butterfly splines by making 4 passes against a dovetail bit.

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Mike is right you can do it that way I did it with a tall 8 deg. dovetail bit But it's very tricky, I did it that way b/4 I found the right bit for the job and I made tons of fire wood out of some real nice hardwood . then comes the socket to take on the spline key ,then it gets REAL tricky..I also should say I tried the band saw way and could not get the job done that way.. the parts need to match up right on the button..I found out the only way is with the right router bit..

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