This is my first attempt at this, I should have practice in scrap since I made a lot of mistakes and it took me a couple hrs to do, but the wood was mostly left over scraps from other projects. Curly maple, walnut base and left over 5/16th Santos Mahogany from a flooring project. U used a router, but ended up having to do way too much work by hand because I didn’t set it up right as you can see I didn’t even leave a strip of maple on the back side of the cut, but for a first try it’s a learning experience and came out ok.
I’m still new to wood working. I know this isn’t really a great design, but mostly working with scraps because I don’t want to ruin good wood. So I’m a bit limited with size.