A customer asked me if I'd ever made any of these. I guess I'd considered it in the past, but gave up on it because (1) I don't have a CNC machine and (2) I found all of the normal hole-drilling methods insanely tedious.
But I got bored one day, and as luck would have it, I had a big pile of thin stock over in the corner. It dawned on me that, as long as I used material that was thin enough, the laser could handle the "drilling". (Insert big "DUH!" here.) Here are the results:
(And if I ever start to make anything from padauk again, just shoot me before I get to the sanding/finishing stage.)