I’m in the final stages of my diorama project. The last step is to generate decorative frames that mask away some of the mechanical components of the pieces and focus the viewer on the creatures in their environment. For this aspect I wanted each one to be identical, to tie the three together thematically. While simple in concept and design this actually posed some technical difficulties. Fortunately my neighbor (Hero Design) was ready to help with their CNC router. Its the first time I’ve ever made use of this type of machine, a real time saver!
I had to finish the inside edge with a hand router to make it look more decorative: