Pat Scott - Walnut Bowl with Osage Orange Butterflies

Many times during the drying process a crack can develop in the rim or side of a bowl. There are many ways to deal with the crack such as fill with glue and sawdust, colored epoxy, inlace, turquoise, etc. Using a wood inlay is another option.

You may already be familiar with or have used butterfly patches in flat woodworking. In this demo I will show how I use a router and butterfly patch to repair or strengthen a crack or imperfection in a bowl.

Pat Scott - Silver Maple Bowl with Stitches

I will also show a 2nd way to enhance or strengthen a split by the use of “stitches” or splines using a biscuit cutter. Both methods are easy once you know how.