Look at this. Isn’t it clever. It arrived in the post the other day (my birthday since you ask) and when I peeled off the bubble wrap I saw it in stages, much as you are doing there. And then I realised what it was.
It’s the new brainchild of Anthony Hartley who already makes amazing furniture from his studio at Damside Mill in Haworth. The studio manager, Nel Hargrave sent me this as an example of their new business Photocarve.
She told me: “We take people’s favourite images and upload them into the CNC routing machine software. Then Mr Hartley does some magic stuff and the machine adjusts the depth, width and shape of the cut to create the detail and perspective which make up the image.
“It then carves the image out of a MDF laminate board (like some kitchens are made from), and finished by hand in the workshop. The software is mainly designed for shop signage and similar stuff, but Tony is a bit more creative than that.