Open up the Easel file. You can find the original artwork to the left side of the canvas. Use the inlay app and adjust the settings for your bit size and material thickness.
I recommend using Easel’s workpieces (at the bottom of the screen) to manage the pocket cut and inlay cutout pieces.
You can change the depth of the dish if you’d like! Right now, it’s designed to cut halfway through my material. Depending on how much time you want to spend carving, you could probably go 75% of the way through your board material without any difficulties.
Our Easel Live video on making inlays in Easel is very helpful!
The depth of your cut will impact how long it takes to carve your project. Mine took around 30 minutes to cut both workpieces (the board and the inlay cutout).
Gently insert the inlay into the pocket. Using a piece of scrap material helps make weight distribution better for setting the inlay into the pocket.
I used mineral oil to finish this board. The cherry-on-cherry colors were much more prominent that way!