I created this for someone who's Brother is a Van Halen fan.
The black and white stripes are inlaid to a depth of .45 inches of the .5 material.
After the strips were cut individually, it took about 12 hours on the table to cut the channels for a non-overlapping group of strips, lay them in with color-matched adhesive and wait to dry, then move on the the next set of strips.
9 groups in all. Then I shaved the strips down to almost the surface, profiled to get it off the table, sanded it smooth several times while filling any adhesive voids on the edges of the strips, and finally brought it up to a nice finish.