I searched around here for a thread for this (could've sworn I'd already posted one before), but couldn't find any, so here goes. I've always thought Wesley's nanite trap was a neat, obscure prop:
So after drafting a set of templates to work from, and the amount of time it took to find the correct mirrored acrylic for the top, I took the templates and material to the shop to get the base made:
I'll be using a satin black paint for the base with a thin strip of chrome pinstriping wrapped around it.
Don't have the aluminum insert for the bottom of the top part (control panel) made up yet to hold it all together, but I hope to be able to afford to get that done this summer.