Thanks, Headknocker! Don't wait for "one day", just jump in. P.S. Handling wengé barehanded, that's a real man's job. Here's another episode of "Vine inlay - the hard way". After sending my sketches to my cousin and getting the green light, it was time to move the design to paper. Then paper onto MOP. Tools ready, new Iron Maiden album playing, here we go again. You know what they say about keeping your fingers clear of the cutting line? Well, I was sawing one piece and had to turn it around and start a cut from opposite direction to prevent it from breaking. "I'll just be really careful when the cutting lines meet", I thought. Yeah, right. Seems like jeweller's saw blades cut really nicely into flesh, even when you're really careful. Didn't go through the fingernail, though. (Note to myself: use a small spring clamp to keep the workpiece in place if it's uncomfortable to hold safely.) Combat Medicine 101 - wipe the blood, clean the wound and seal it up with some CA. Better than new, eh? All the sawing done. Some filing and arranging ahead.