The design is adapted from nikoala3's awesome "Secret Compartment Chess Set", using Adobe Illustrator to modify it back to a simple case and drawer then cut at SLO MakerSpace on our home-built 40 Watt BuildYourOwnCNC.com laser cutter.
This was a great introduction to using the laser cutter that has already given hours of fun for our boys!
The original Adobe Illustrator files and exported DXF files are below:
Step 1: Find a Laser!
1. Check out Make Magazine's directory for a list of local Maker Spaces that might have lasers for members!
2. If you're near San Luis Obispo, CA, come down to SLO MakerSpace for our "Introduction to the Laser Cutter" course and start playing!
3. There are also online sites such as Ponoko that can cut things for you.