Can't afford a Canon 1D? Make one out of balsa wood

Now that’s the do-it-yourself spirit! Now if only I could afford some balsa wood.

This little project looks like a lot of fun if you’re really good at carpentry.

Shape the surface of the pentaprism portion, the shutter release guard circumference and both shoulders of the upper portion of the camera. Then create the upper portion of the eyecup.

What?! I can’t just “create” things. What would I shape the pentaprism surface with? This assumes a level of knowledge far beyond my own. I’ll just stroke my beard and say “Yes, exactly — the eyecup.”