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

John McGaw
"Do they rely on the wedging action of the edges or the glue in the bottom?"

Yes. Both. I'd guess that the appropriate thickness would be determined by the thickness of the stock and how hard it is trying to come apart. A super-thick slab splitting aggressively might benefit from bowties top and bottom. I've made them 3/4" in thinner slabs and it has always seemed to work OK. Probably whatever you can comfortably cut would be appropriate but I'd never try to go all the way through.

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