NEJE E40 laser inlay project – for beginning woodworkers


An inlay involves placing a patterned material into a recess cut into a base wood surface. This base is sometimes called the matrix or setting. After installing the inlay, the surface is sanded and finished to make everything smooth and flush.

Inlays are a great project for beginning woodworkers with patience and attention to detail. Setting an inlay offers a savvy way to cover up small woodworking mistakes or blemishes. Best of all, an inlay can make entry-level woodworking look far more advanced than it really is.

inlay decoration


  • NEJE E40 Laser Module
  • MDF
  • Plywood
  • Spruce
  • Scots pine
  • Beech
  • Oak
  • Utile Wood
  • Tweezers
  • Caliper
7 types of wood

NEJE E40 Laser Test

  1. The focus height is 3-5mm from the surface of the engraved/cut object.
  2. Engraving: It is recommended to turn off the air assist; Cutting: Turn on the air assist. (Air compressor : 0.8mpa-1.5mpa).
  3. Cutting parameters :10mm/s, 100% , air assist on.
  4. Low-density wood boards can reach 7mm or more in one pass, while medium-density materials such as mdf can cut 3-5mm in one pass.
    • Note: When cutting for a long time, the cutting ability weakens. Please check the lens if there is dust in the lens. Please use a clean cotton swab to clean the lens.


Video time order list

  • 0:00 Unboxing the NEJE 3 Max
  • 1:43 Testing the laser engraver
  • 2:32 Cutting real wood with a laser
  • 3:06 How to clean the E40 lens
  • 4:04 Laser cutting Oak
  • 4:37 Laser cutting MDF
  • 4:54 Laser cutting Plywood
  • 5:11 Laser cutting Spruce and Scots Pine
  • 5:28 Laser cutting Beech and Utile
  • 5:53 Laser cutting the narrowest wood strip
  • 6:15 Laser cutting inlays
  • 8:45 Final photos

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