I’ve been using a CNC router for more than a year now but inlaying is something I still do by hand using a jeweller’s saw and a dremel.
It takes a lot of work to make a neck and once I’m that far along in the building process, I’m too scared to use an automated tool on it. I might have forgotten something while progamming and end up routing a hole where there shouldn’t be one…
On the other hand I enjoy cutting the inlay by hand, lay it out on the headstock, trace it and then route the cavity with the dremel. It takes a couple of hours but after a while you forget about time and focus only on what you’re doing.
Inlaying the headstock of the bass