Flat bottom inlays can be cut with either a manual pantograph or with a CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Milling Machine. I use the CNC technology which provides the greatest flexibility and accuracy.
The first step is to create the design using a CAD/CAM program. This is an example of a rather complex design featuring 3 interlocking diamonds. Different colors are used to differentiate the inside and outside tool path for each part. The CAM part of the program generates the “G” Code
It took about 20 hours of drawing and testing to get this design right.