Some rough walnut stock. Ripping to width. Resawing to thickness on the tablesaw. Flip the piece end-for-end and keep raising the blade to sneak up on the middle. Leave a tiny bit of wood connecting the two halves. Try to split it like a man… and fail. Split the pieces apart with a hammer and chisel. A clean up pass through the planer. Cross cutting to final length to create the walnut blanks. Adding a guide bushing to the plunge router. A template to seat the walnut blanks with a cutout for the router bit. Checking the depth of cut. Adding the blank. Securing the piece to the work surface. Plunge routing the edges. Hogging out the remainder. Cove bit to cut out finger recesses in the tops. Drilling holes for the magnets. Sanding down to 400 grit. A few coats of polyurethane. Gluing in the magnets. Card stock for the latch. Scribing the cut outs. Cutting out the waste. Scribing the finger recess. Cutting out the waste. Test fit. Cloth face for the hinge. Super77 adhesive. Applying the cardboard core to the fabric. Cutting out relief notches. Folding the fabric over. Extra strength at the pivot point. Gluing the hinge onto the wooden halves. Slicing relief cuts to reveal the recesses. Apply glue underneath and rub cloth flush. Testing the hinge. THHHPPPPP!!!!!! That’s a satisfying sound. Popup books contain lots of interesting mechanisms. This will serve as the basis for the twirling mechanism. Heavy card stock. Measuring the internal dimensions and scribing to the card stock. Cutting it out. Using the back of an Xacto to score the fold lines. Folding the mechanism. Test fit. Works well! Creating a somewhat decorative linkage. Scoring the folds and cutting out a slot for the ring. Gluing the linkage to opposite faces of the X fold. Trial run. Linear motion to rotational motion. A decorative shroud to hide the moving parts from view. Gluing the shroud in place. Gluing the whole mechanism in place. Glamor shots.