This vibrant blue butterfly can be found in Southern Mexico and Ecuador in coastal areas. With a wingspan of up to 60mm in males, this beautiful butterfly is incredibly rare. It is mostly spotted in close proximity to streams or rivers or through cloudforest habitats.
Butterfly joints can be applied as well. Often used in furniture construction, butterfly, or bow tie, joints can be hand chiseled and inlaid into the bowl across the crack area. The dovetail shape of this inlay will hold the crack as is and not allow it to continue to grow, all the while appearing somewhat planned and deliberate.
I am plagued with hair line cracks is some of my woods, especially Walnut. I have just read your article on Fissure Filling and plan to try it tomorrow. I have tried the CA thin, but end up with stains. When I sand the stains out, I am back to the cracks. The Clear Lacquer Spray makes sense, if it works. But I am will to try it. This wood is too beautiful to give up on.
Especially if the bowl is for decoration, consider cutting butterfly inserts. These are small bowtie-shaped pieces of wood that are placed across the crack and inlaid into the bowl. They are both functional and decorative.
Hi everyone years ago I helped a guy whi was foreman at Fechters in Knysna tgey made the most beautiful wooden furniture uncle Laurie always had a cloth which he dipped in parraffin and everytime he turned a bit he will just hold the cloth lightly to run over the piece you have done it never cracks this way. I bought a small Unimat set from Germany I want to start making dolls house furniture. Hold thumbs because I have to teach myself. Blessings Anette von Mollendorff 2b1af7f3a8