Do your finish sanding and apply your choice of wood finish. Allow time to dry. Clean, polish and score any metal surfaces that will be visible or glued. Mix epoxy and glue it together. That is pretty much it... If I missed anything please ask, thanks and I hope you enjoyed it.
If I win in the contest, I have a lot of future projects that could benefit from the precision a machine like that can offer. I have a jewelry box with a gear system, locking cam and hidden drawer im designing. Plus I'd be able to tackle some of the other awesome instructables I have seen that require a laser cutter.