The trusty TD-121 in stock form.
Used 3/4" MDF to make templates for the layers, which would be built from baltic birch plywood. (Made templates because I make mistakes, but also thought I might do this again.)
All the templates.
Transferred the templates to the plywood, using a flush-trim router bit to match the profile.
All the layers. Seven of them. 5-1/4" thick.
1-inch walnut for the exterior.
Cut an angle from the bottom 2-3 inches or so with the table saw, just to give it some visual interest.
Clamping the top. I was going to use veneer, but decided to use 1/4" walnut pieces to ensure that I’d have a flatter surface and more sanding thickness. I’m not a veneer expert, so I’ll try that some other time.
Clamps off and sanding like crazy. Rounded over the top edge with the router. Fixed a few gaps using glue mixed with walnut sawdust.
All done. time to add some finish.