So I've been saving all these little scraps of wood for the past several years, and I finally came up with a use for them, little stomp boxes. The aluminum is 1/16" X 2.5", cost me a little over $1.50 a foot. The insides of the wood sides are shielded with metal from scrap aluminum cans. I made a wooden die and used the drill press with a sheet metal "knife" as a press brake, so to speak:
The great thing is that any pieces of wood with defects, especially on one side, work great for this kind of thing. Anyone else got any ideas?