I have had this bamboo tray laying my drawer for a good amount of time, and I think now could be a good time to make it into something interesting. So first I measured out the height and width of the open area and the diameter of the buttons that I would like to put onto the panel board I am about to make.
5.413 in x 3.4049 in for the bamboo tray open area
1.077 in diameter for the large button
0.843in diameter for the small button
Then I drew the illustrator file based on the measurements I got.
Had the laser printer cut out the parts from a sheet of acrylic.
Since the push buttons are higher than the volume-height of the bamboo tray, I have to use the bit to dig a little deeper in the areas where the buttons touch, in order to have the panel nicely inserted into the bamboo tray.
I added a layer of tape around the panel board so that the panel board will be tight enough to prevent being lose and nicely stay in the bamboo tray.
It worked out nicely as I expected, the panel board is firmly placed onto the bamboo tray.
Some final shots on the enclosure.
I engraved the back to make it less dull.