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Re: Bowtie questions.....Woodworking, Really

Jack Guzman from Maine
I have noticed that use of live edge tables with decorative bowties spanning cracks are becoming a thing. In my chair shop I use them alot,mainly in chair repairs where the seat has split. Sometimes I will have a perfectly good seat slab but it will have a check. If I decide to use it for a new chair I will place a dutchman(bowtie) in the seat to keep it from spreading. The dovetail shape is what holds the wood together. The glue merely to hold it in place. I usually go about 1/4" deep.

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