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butterflies on live edge walnut slab

by Shozzy
posted 09-02-2016 06:02 AM

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 07:01 AM

Beautiful piece of wood! Count one vote for 3 bow ties. I’m no expert on them but from what I’ve read they don’t have to be that deep. 1/2” sounds good for the job. I’ve read where some use 1/4 ties but I guess it depends on the wood and the size of the crack. I’m sure some real experts on the subject will give you much better advice. Have fun and be safe.

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 07:24 AM

I would use 3 per end, I think 1/2 deep would be acceptable that slab. good luck.

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 12:18 PM

Those are some HUGE cracks.

Butterflies, yes, but I might also consider a recessed bolt on the underside (like they join coutertops with).

Are you going to fill with epoxy?

Be prepared for it to continue moving.

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#4 posted 09-02-2016 12:36 PM

I think three would look better, as well.

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#5 posted 09-02-2016 12:51 PM

I think an odd number is usually more pleasing to the eye, so I would use three. With three there would be less open space between butterflies than there would be with two. It’s a little more work, but I don’t think you would regret it when the project is finished.

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#6 posted 09-02-2016 02:58 PM

I like 3 as well.

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#7 posted 09-02-2016 04:29 PM

I too am going with three as the count. I would however make them all a bit longer. They look just a shade short, like an additional 3/16 maybe 1/4.

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#8 posted 09-02-2016 06:17 PM

thanks everyone, three it is!

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#9 posted 11-25-2016 03:00 AM

Another vote for three. Definitely go with the progressively diminishing size for each, your mock up looks great.

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#10 posted 11-10-2017 06:16 AM

Took forever to get going but finally completed it. Had a welder friend make the legs.

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