Carving tools - hamlertools
In the next three shots the tool is sharpened similar to a screwdriver blade with a really steep included angle of the flats.The tool tip thickness is sized the same as the wire thichness being inlayed. The width is sized to enable following the curves. 
This tool is used after the initial stabbing in for wire inlay is done. The tip of the tool should fit between the sides of the parted wood from the stab performed with the oval shaped stabbing tool. As this tool touches the bottom of the stabbed cavity it is pressed down to form a rectangle cavity that the wire will fit in.By using the two step stabbing process the wire mates into the wood with less resistance thus eleminating the amount of force to drive the wire into the wood. By using this tool for a second stabbing operation I have found the need to rough up the sides or the bottom of the wire is seldom required.

In the next three shots the tool is sharpened similar to a screwdriver blade with a really steep included angle of the flats.The tool tip thickness is sized the same as the wire thichness being inlayed. The width is sized to enable following the curves.
This tool is used after the initial stabbing in for wire inlay is done. The tip of the tool should fit between the sides of the parted wood from the stab performed with the oval shaped stabbing tool. As this tool touches the bottom of the stabbed cavity it is pressed down to form a rectangle cavity that the wire will fit in.By using the two step stabbing process the wire mates into the wood with less resistance thus eleminating the amount of force to drive the wire into the wood. By using this tool for a second stabbing operation I have found the need to rough up the sides or the bottom of the wire is seldom required.