A colleague gave me an idea late last year of cutting simplified/cartoon-ized photos. The gist was to stain, burn, or paint a light wood, then machine out the light parts. I liked the idea and gave it a whirl. Fast forward some months and I’ve now made 8 of these so far and really like them!
I thought I’d share the ones I’ve made to-date. The most recent was my first attempt in aluminum, and made a nice birthday present for my wife. I’m torn on whether or not the machining marks are too distracting… but at the end of the day, I felt it is super unique and nicely conveys that it was made by me.