Remember the iconic scene in the 80s classic Say Anything where Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) is holding the boom box over his head trying to woo the object of his affection? Of course you do.
This is the third iteration of this idea I’ve made over the last few years, starting with screen printing (pain in the a**), CNC routing (looks good but time-intensive), and finally this.
It’s made with medium maple ply Proofgrade as the engraved base layer, thick cherry ply Proofgrade on the front, and Lloyd Dobler is cut from 1/8 matte acrylic. The two wood layers are glued together, and the acrylic figure is glued on after being roughed up for better adhesion. A leg on the back is cut from the cherry section where the phone was removed, and is glued into the maple with a couple of tabs and slots.