For my workplace Secret Santa gift exchange this Christmas (you know, the one that very recently took place), my recipient was a Japanese citizen who likes to hike, so I made him a 3-D topographic map of Japan out of maple and walnut.
The steps to build it were pretty simple, so I won’t caption all the photos, but basically, I glued up a walnut panel, carved Japan out of maple with my CNC router, and then magically conjoined them. Tada in Japanese!
3 comments on “Secret Santa 2018: Japan in Maple and Walnut”
Did he guess who it was from?
It was only secret up until the point that the gift was received, so he didn’t have to guess.
That’s really cool!