Best of all you don't need to be a master crafts-person, much less a woodworker, to build this ornament. All you need is a few basic tools that are inexpensive as well as safe and easy to use. Click here review the Router Based Inlay Tool List.
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When selecting the inlay materials you want to keep a few things in mind. The first is contrast. You want the inlay to stand out against the backing material which is why we chose Maple as the ornament base material.
You want the base material to be at least 1/4" thick but not more than 3/8". Much thicker than that and it will be difficult to cut out using the plunge router.