Inlaid valet tray

Oh hey, one thing you might want to see:

Test inlays. You can see how the design changed over time as I widened and extended the “stems” of the leaves. Initial tests nearly burned it off entirely. That’s the balancing act, making curves and features large enough so that they will inlay nicely without overburn.

I sanded the right side one, and realized the stems were too short and skinny.

Almost got it on the left, the stems are still a bit too thin and sharp pointed on the tips. I didn’t bother to sand this one, I could see what I wanted to change. I widened them slightly and rounded the tips, and did the final cut and inlay that you see on the tray.