I wanted to honor the passing of a parent. I thought about a memorial box / urn; I see people put things like fishing or hunting activities, nature scenes, etc on them. I actually couldn’t think of something that really represented them. I ended up making an architectural memorial box to represent a traditional Chinese courtyard house center building. The larger window “panes” are not exactly historical, but I wanted a more open look for them (historically they are were paper supported by wooden frames).
Modelled in Fusion. I was competent in CAD before this excercise, but the CAM was all new learning for me. Machined out of walnut. “Jointed” on a table saw, but otherwise all work done on the Shapeoko XL. Ended up with a small warpage / gap on the roof lid, but oh well. The back panel has their name engraved, but I’ll omit that for privacy reasons.