First ever build, 60's Strat in In Progress and Finished Work Posted April 13, 2017 · Report reply On 12/04/2017 at 2:38 PM, Prostheta said: Aside from the inlays, I could recreate that exact photo using an identical hammer, fretsaw, fretwire package and pencil. I would have to hot glue them to the wall though, since that's OSB and not the bench.... That sounds like a challenge........! On 12/04/2017 at 2:38 PM, Prostheta said: I cut my pencils at a very acute angle to expose the side of the graphite for scribbling over surfaces rather than marking though.... I tried doing that, but this pencil must have ridiculously soft lead, after one line it will need resharpening again, so I now just use it for rough markings out. For the finer detail stuff, I now use a propelling pencil as it always stays sharp. On 11/04/2017 at 8:29 PM, ScottR said: Those bits and burrs are more for shaping and carving wood than inlaying. You can make some of them work, but the best bits for the job are the ones that are made for it like these from StewMac. http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Routers_and_Bits/Bits/Carbide_Downcut_Inlay_Router_Bits.html These will give you nice clean vertical edges. SR You're right, those bits are no good for the inlay work, maybe the bigger stock removal parts but not near the edges. I've just ordered a set of those router bits. A base for the Dremel is £45 on Stewmac, but £24 on eBay so I'll get one of those ordered as well shortly. This is starting to turn into an expensive month now.