A friend from work has an Annual Soup Off. They get together with their personal friends and cook soup. They judge the winner and the winner gets the spoon.
This year my friend asked me to make a rudementary plaque for him.
This is Cherry - with a little heard wood exposed on the side.
I did the "V" groove title on a CNC router - as well as the "brass" plates. The brass plates are really plastic made specifically for this sort of stuff.