This is a technique that can have nice and simple results. The little Nativity scene is made with a bevel cut. This allows the pieces to stick out from the background without coming all the way out. In this example I used 3/4" wood and set the table to about 3 degrees. This let the pieces protrude about half way. The neat thing is that the grain of the wood runs through out the piece uninterrupted. Even the grain of this poplar looks neat here.
You want to make a few test cuts to see how far the pieces come out. If they come out too much increase the angle. If they don't come out enough decrease the angle.
If you want the pieces to stay in place use a little hot melt glue. You can also just push them out when you display the project and push them back in for storage.
The picture below is just so you can see the back for a better understanding of the project.
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