Here is a method I use for inlaying a bow tie.
You can cut any shape you want, I just grabbed my bevel gauge, set it and drew some lines on a scrap of cherry.
I cut the lines out and cleaned up with a chisel.
I placed the scrap on the work piece and layed out the lines.
I carefully cut just inside my pencil line.
I then routed out the waste material with a plane.
Then glued the piece up and bashed her home.
Here is a video of the process and pictures say and teach a lot more.
Any questions, comments or suggestion are welcome. Thanks for your time.
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