Start by opening the file st_inlay.cdr. This file contains each of the inlay pieces you will need for the project. The page is setup with the cutting files for four different wood pieces: alder, cherry, maple and walnut. Using a thin sheet of each (we used 3/32"), cut out each shape from the corresponding wood slat.
On our 45-watt Helix, we used settings of 40% speed, 100% power, 500 frequency. For the harder woods, maple and cherry, you may need to lower the speed to 30% for the laser to make a clean cut.