Sources

♦ Constantine's Wood Center, www.constantines.com, (800) 4439667, Oval Sunburst Design Inlay, #IW151, $20.95; many other inlays are also available.

♦ Freud, www.freudtools.com, (800) 472-7307,Top Bearing Flush Trim Bit, #50-107, $27.

For complete plans to build this box go to:

www.AmericanWoodworker.com/treasuredwoodjewelrybox

Test the fit of the inlay in the recess. If the inlay is too large in spots, sand those areas using the right-angle sanding block.

Clamp the template to the workpiece and rout a recess for the inlay. Using this bit, the recess will be exactly the same size as the template's window.

Fasten a shim piece to the template's bottom side.The thickness of this piece is determined by the length of your router bit's cutting flutes.

Adjust the height of a top-bearing flush-trim router bit. Use scrap pieces, plus a couple of playing cards, to represent the thickness of the template, shim and inlay.

Test the fit of the inlay in the recess. If the inlay is too large in spots, sand those areas using the right-angle sanding block.

Glue the inlay. Apply even pressure by using a thick block that's just a bit smaller than the inlay.

Fasten a shim piece to the template's bottom side.The thickness of this piece is determined by the length of your router bit's cutting flutes.

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