I've always enjoyed making custom posters, and when I came across the opportunity to take Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends and Influence People" and make it into an inspirational poster I of course obliged. 

Full Discloser: I made it at Techshop and I highly recommend anyone near one to check them out.

Materials List:

Wood for a frame: roughly 1" x 1" and should be made of some kind of hardwood
Wood for the poster: I used a walnut plywood with 3/16" thickness
Wood glue
Routing bit that matches the thickness of your wood for the poster

Techshop Classes Needed:

LAS101: Laser Cutting and Etching SBU
WOD101: Wood Shop SBU
WOD201: Jointer, Planer and Table Router SBU

Step 1: Design and Laser Etch Your Poster

Using the Epilog Laser cutter, laser etch your design. I've attached all the information you would need to exactly replicate this what I've created here including power and speed settings. I ended up making two passes, both of which took about 30 minutes. I didn't want to generate any smoke or burn marks in the wood, which I opted for the two passes. 
That is a great idea! I've seen things etched, but not framed like that :) So is that from the book?
Thanks so much! Yes, in the edition I read, at the end of each chapter was a list summarizing his main points. When I reached the end of the book, I was expecting to see a combined list to summarize everything, but only saw the back cover. That's when I got the idea.

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