Ok, as promised, all layers compete! (queue angels singing!)
I'll end up with 42 air volume holding layers, one too layer, and 2 bottom layers, one containing a trap door.
The top will be solid mahogany, I did a glue up and to make one bigger piece
After drying I ran it through the sander to make it smooth on both sides, then ran it through the template process, but only for the outside.
Dowel reference holes only 1/4" deep
The top will feature a CLD treatment and will also tie into internal bracing.
The bottom is 2 layers, one layer will hold the captive nuts, the very bottom layer will hold the trap door and also be a decorative ring to hide the door.
Did a glue up for the nutsert flange, before sanding
Bottom layer done and mocked up
And with door, I'll flush mount Allen screws in that
More to come!