I haven't posted up my build yet, but I have a project with a fixed deadline so I'm posting that in the meantime. I am making a plaque for my wife's boss, who is retiring from the Department of Transportation. Her department is responsible for creating the state map every year. So I am making a wooden representation of the map using the same data they use. I'm only including the major roads, interstates and county lines. Too much info and it would not be useful. (or good to look at). Yesterday I practiced on a piece of insulation foam. This is my first ever project so it was also practice on the work flow of loading the piece, different tool paths and different tools. For the most part it worked perfect, but slow. The vector data I have needs to be cleaned up to I reduce the number of "retract and plunge" moves. Hey, that is what practice is for right? Anyway, it took 9hrs to get this and I aborted the rest of the county lines so I could go to bed before 4am. I also learned the the foam is not a consistent thickness and made the details near the bottom invisible. My next step it to make some samples in wood with a small portion of this to practice the staining and finishing process.