I’ve been seeing this a lot lately: use a laser cutter to make many cuts, allowing the wood to bend where the kerf has been removed. This is also known as a “living hinge” and has been popular, albeit labor intensive, since the advent of tablesaws (or earlier? Post a link). The above Arduino + radio enclosure was made from walnut by Shaun Crampton (via Hackaday) and he also offers a detailed tutorial for making a similar box of your own.
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