Inlays are used to decorate cue butts.

They are cut with an end mill in a CNC router or milling machine.

A pocket is cut in the butt, then the matching shape is cut out and glued into the pocket.

These can be cut before or after the butt is assembled.

Cutting straight pockets in Ebony. Ebony pockets
Pockets with reconstituted stone inlays in place and trimmed. Reconstituted Stone inlays
Cutting pocket in Ebony butt sleeve. Ebony butt sleeve pocket
Cutting inlays in Tasmanian Blackwood. Tasmanian Blackwood inlays
Cutting white Ivorine inlays. Ivorine inlays