Inlay - using software to create offset templates
I'm posting this here since it's the sub-forum for guide bushings, and inlay requires guide bushings, hope it's the appropriate place.
I do a bit of inlay work from time to time, using the Milescraft pattern kit and the Bosch system and combinations of both. I want to make my own custom templates, and I want to use graphics software like Adobe or Jasc Paint Shop Pro to do it. I would like to start with an outline drawing, something like a small garden bird in profile view for example, and use the software to offset a line outside the outline drawing line to correspond exactly with the offset required for the router bushing and cutter combination.
Has anybody found a way to achieve this with graphics software?