For an uber-slick way to differentiate your latest wood project, try adding some sweet-looking inlay. If you’re clueless on where to start and how to make it work Lie-Nielsen offers an expensive but complete set to get you going.
The set includes a full set of four tools: a radius cutter for cutting curves, a straight-line cutter, a thicknessing gauge for trimming veneer strips to precise thickness, and a slicing gauge for cutting veneer into thin strips. To round out the kit Lie-Nelson has thoughtfully thrown in a pair of radius-cutter extension rods and an instructional DVD, for guys like me who are really excited but have no idea what we’re doing.
The entire set runs around $345 plus shipping. The tools look like they’re of decent quality and the DVD sure couldn’t hurt — though, as with anything Lie-Nelson, you can most likely just get the video by itself and find cheaper tools elsewhere. You really pay a premium for the materials and shiny bits here.
Inlay Tool Set [Lie-Nielsen]