First of all, I made this at TechShop Detroit. All of the tools used can be found in the shop, which is pretty awesome. The link for techshop is here:
I am building a guitar amplifier from a kit, and the motherboard was made of cheesy cardboard. I decided to make mine out of phenolic. This is one of my favorite materials to work with because is is easy to machine, and it looks beautiful. In this instructable, I will run through the steps for laying out the new motherboard and drilling/cutting it out. The phenolic I am using was salvaged from an old transformer. (Recycling... Yay!)
Step 1: Mark With a Scribe
The first thing I did was mark the edges of the template using a scribe.