I made this last night. It’s nothing special, an inside joke and gift. I’d have liked a darker engrave, more like a thoroughly tanned soul, but it’ll work. It’s maple ply, framed with walnut ply and a walnut hardwood stand. The only reason the stand is hardwood is because the two stand legs fit on a piece of scrap. Waste not, want not.
I cut off the top of the frame, because I was trying to capture the detail on the end of the legs and not paying much attention. That is the large image shrunk down to 7x8mm.
The satisfaction came from being able to just make something, that turned out nice, in not a lot of time because I’ve spent the last four weeks either being busy with other commitments or making this, the very definition of rough carpentry.
While not pretty, it is solid, can be disassembled into three pieces if it ever has to move to a new home, has casters, allowed a long stretch of kitchen counter to be cleared of material and gives me somewhere besides the top of the glowforge to assemble stuff. But darn it ate up a ton of time.