Boxes cnced by my buddy in maple and…cherry, I think. He wanted me to engrave the tops with “something”… he’s a big traditional woodworker too, so I pulled up patent illustrations of woodworking tools.
Took a little work to get the illustrations properly formatted to fit the aspect ratio of the boxes but it all came together.
Boxes: 4.45x2.45”. Lids: 0.54” tall. Had to engrave without the crumb tray. Used a cardboard jig to align. Lined with leather.
Oh wait PS. Bonus pic of the prototypes on 1/8” maple.
I LOVE the old tool patent illustrations! I’m def going to do something similar for my shop. My GF won’t be here until June and I already have a TON of ideas going through my head. This added to them for sure
rbtdanforth makes a good point – design takes much longer than lasering. Any headstart you can get on your designs will pay you back later, your bottleneck is almost definitely going to be the design process.