I like to decorate projects with inlays. There’s just one problem with that process: removing the inlay from the routed depression after dry-fitting can easily damage the edges of the inlay and the depression.

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I like to decorate projects with inlays. There's just one problem with that process: removing the inlay from the routed depression after dry-fitting can easily damage the edges of the inlay and the depression. To avoid that problem, I place a piece of dental floss in the recess prior to fitting the inlay—the thin floss won't interfere with the fit. Then, remove the inlay by simply pulling up on the ends of the floss.
—George LaMotte, Houghton, Mich.