Christmas gift to my parents: It’s special to me since it shows my home town (Anchorage, I live in CA now), and where our family cabin is (North of Talkeetna). In addition, the birch it was cut on was felled on our family property, and my father then milled and planed it for me. Measures 30" long, over a foot wide. Previous to this I’d tested the wood in my ‘Clouds of Jupiter
CAM via MeshCam, sent to the X-Carve via UGS. The terrain data was gathered via Terrain2STL, and I added the text and did other shoreline modifications in Maya.
Rough cut with a .25" 3-flute upcut endmill at 90"/min, .125"doc, .125" stepover. Birch is pretty soft, had no issue at that speed. 2.5 hours.
Final pass with a .25" 2-flute upcut ballnose at 120"/min with 50"/min plunge (yes, firmware modified), .025" stepover. 3.5 hours.
Pencil cleanup around the text with a .125" tapered ballnose, only took a few minutes.
Overall 6 hour cut, then light sanding, stain, and hand-painted all the water. Hope to see it hanging on a wall up there next time I visit