Inlay is one of Steve Latta's favorite ways to personalize his work, and he uses a technique that allows him to cut consistent grooves whether the inlay pattern is simple or complex. His approach uses a process similar to larger-scale pattern routing: Create an MDF pattern, position it on the workpiece, and use it to guide a Dremel tool or trim router. With the pattern serving as a guide for the bit’s shank, this fast and accurate technique opens up endless design possibilities. Whatever shape you can imagine, you can inlay.

From Fine Woodworking #215