I find myself craving desserts, so I made a tea cart that will hold desserts in a little vignette. It has two extendable trays (one is retracted in this picture). It was mostly made at home, but at DMS I laser cut the curvy pieces that made pin-routing fixtures for all the non-rectangular parts.
The cart is cherry, with a birdseye maple insert. The homemade brass casters roll and swivel. I turned the wheels on my Taig lathe (similar to the Sherline that Machine Shop is getting), and I photoetched the caster frames.
This is how it will likely be displayed. I didn't make the desserts because, well, I had these already and was too lazy to make more.
The table contains twenty curved/shaped parts that were all pin routed. If you're not familiar with pin-routing, it's a useful technique to cut multiple (identical) curvy parts when you don't want to use a CNC router.
I laser cut pieces for the pin routing fixtures. This is typically is done with a jeweler's/fret saw or scroll saw (or even a band saw), which typically requires a whole lot more sanding and fiddling. I also engraved some notes to myself on the fixtures.
I used a Dremel (in a drill press-type stand) with a 1/32" end mill as an overhead router. There is a base plate with a guide pin below the bit. The fixture will be guided along the pin and the end mill will trace the curve of the fixture onto the workpiece.
I made multiple passes at increasing depths - not so much because the cutter couldn't handle it but because the cutter tends to yank the work piece out of the fixture with more aggressive cuts.
And Voila! All the parts I cut this way will be identical - sure makes assembly a lot easier.