Installing Butterflies/Dovetail Keys/Dutchmen/Bow Ties

These things are referred to by a few different names such as dutchmen, dovetail keys, butterflies, and bow ties.  What they do is prevent a crack in a piece of wood from growing due to their double wedge shape. The installation process is really easy and this is a great introduction to inlay work.  In this project, I am making all my butterflies unique so I am cutting and shaping them all individually.

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There are 14 total in this project. 8 are shown here
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Here is the completed bench
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