For anyone interested I did add it to the inventables projects here https://www.inventables.com/projects/diy-world-map-wall-art which might answer some of the basic questions but I’m happy to help if anyone has additional questions.
Hey @JohnShrader I like the painting technique. Every time I see it, even though it makes total sense, it looks so cool to over paint it and then sand off the excess to what’s left is the area in the pocket. Adding the stained backing adds a nice touch.
Thanks! It’s cool to see you active on this forum, and thanks for checking out the project.
What bit did you use
It was a two stage cut. I used a 1/4 in straight bit for the roughing pass and a 60 degree v-but for the detail pass.