The vise body below is a cull, I am using it for practice.Letters are .062 high, .012 thick, the reverse negative mold is Metpor , it will withstand 350 degrees and machines better than Butterboard. The letters are made from GRS fixture material , I could use Cerro metal as well. Once heated and pressed into the mold they can be removed and trimmed with scissors or trimmed with a sharp chisel flush before removing. The vise body is then pocketed using outline geometry for each inlay and fastened with sticky wax before priming the edges. The cull vise body has not been sanded and detailed yet, it will need a few more coats of primer for blending to the contour of vise body.
Skinning this wabbit" was a bigger challenge than doing the vise parts with the pantograph.