Periodically we are asked to make appreciation awards for businesses. This particular award is a 3 dimensional rendering of the “HANDS” by Albrecht Durer. The piece is made from Spanish Cedar and measures 7 ½” x 5” x ¾”…this award is freestanding and is ideal for placement on a desktop. We created a flat relief in our Cad program and merged the 3D “HANDS” mesh object to the relief. Next, we added a border and text area around the relief. We used a ¼” ball nose tool for the carved area and a ¼” end mill to cut the shape. The text was etched into the base with our laser engraver. The award is finished with 5 coats of lacquer making for a unique yet inexpensive gift.