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I've more often seen it described as a 'birds' mouth' jig. It often has a small hole drilled about six inches form one end, then the two V-cuts lead to each side of the hole. You can clamp it to a table/bench top, or firmly attach it to a vertical cross-piece and set that into the bench's face vise or end vise. That way you can elevate the height to what is comfortable, too. The idea is to fully support a rather thin work piece while hand sawing its shape. You simply (!) learn to move the work piece on top of the birds' mouth as you saw, moving the saw blade to the center hole when you want to deftly spin the work piece around a cutting corner. Takes a little practice to do it well, but works just dandy.
If the author elaborated on his jig, he probably beveled one hole about two to three degrees to guide the angle of his saw cut, this ensuring when the inlay is set in to its base piece, it would ride proud by a little bit and could be sanded flat without any gaps.
 
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