The iSoundFrame was created using Alibre Design Personal Edition software for the 3D modelling, followed by CamBam for converting the design to g-code, which is interpreted by Mach3 Machine Controller software to cut the SoundFrame out of a block of plywood using a CNC Router. The CNC Router was designed and built by me ( construction details here : http://dlsprojects.blogspot.com/
)so it would make little sense to build this tool and then have to resort to hand tools every time I wanted to prototype something. But, given that a CNC Router is not typically available in your home workshop (though through places like TechShop and other hacker spaces, access to these precise and capable machines is easily possible), I will also detail a manual technique using layered construction at the end of this instructable. To do this I used 123D Make Software from Autodesk to slice the model into layers that you can cut out using hand tools. The iPhone SoundFrame is then constructed by gluing the layers together. But first you are going to have to suffer through the CNC method, so here goes!