Re: Inletting tools
Also Dixon's book. A really good set of fine carving tools. Although, some exacto tools will suffice for alot of work. A few rifflers too.
Stay a few miles away from the dremel tools and any power tools, for that matter. (Although I have used a dremel with drum sander to open up a tight lock mortise on a production gun.)
As I teen I was given a high quality wood carving set from Switzerland. Just carbon steel, but easy to sharpen and a pleasure to use. Don't get the big tools used for carving cigar store Indians etc. ( The type used with mallets) Little hand push tools will do just fine.
Lee Valley/Veritas, Wood craft and some others sell some good quality sets. Harbor freight stuff has improved greatly over the past two decades. I just have not looked at their carving sets in person. Carving sets are like knives. Some look good but won't hold an edge. Some are good for some purposes and not others.