Every new project needs new tools, am I right 🙂 Here’s a brief rundown of new Amazon orders I splurged on, most are directly related to working with the butterfly joints.
Bosch Router w/ Plunge Adapter
Bosch Router Quick adapter
This installs onto the bottom of the router plate and is required for using an inlay router kit, like the below Whiteside 9500 kit.
Whiteside Router Bits 9500 Solid Brass Inlay Kit
Some folks like to create their bow-ties free hand, then outline on the slab and go to work manually carving out the recess. For other beginners, this template makes it super handy in-conjunction with the Whiteside kit above. You can use this template for both the bow-tie and inlay section of the slab itself.
Japanese Flush Saw
Not necessary, but sure does save time knocking down the stock when inserting the butterfly, or even getting trimming the bowtie after you get the outline cut using the template.