I have the lid for a box and I am using walnut for the base of the lid and canarywood for the 3D moon. I wish to inlay a 3D model of a wolf, question is when cutting the pocket for the wolf do I select project on to 3D in the pocket toolpath or not ?
This may take a bit of playing about with or hand finishing once cut depending on the high & low points of each model. I would probably cut the wolf model first as I generally do with all inlays, it's easier to alter the size of the female pocket if the parts don't fit tgether first time because you can just check the fit with the part still on the machine & make alterations to suit. Cut the felame first & then you are down to trying to bench fit the parts As well as the actual size of the pocket you may have to play around a bit with the depth of the pocket a bit to ensure the best look, also easier done by altering the depth of the female pocket. Look forward to seeing the finished project