Before we get to tool pathing I want to show how I prepare many of my piece for routing. The standard way is to tool path and route the piece and then do an offset cut to free them from the substrate. This works well but in doing so a burr, the size of the radius of the smallest tool is left around the top edge.
As we get into the fourth version of this fish relief it is getting much more fun. If you've practices and memorized the steps in creating reliefs up to this point then this is where the real fun and creativity begin. This time around I'll be doing a few things differently because we'll be adding textures to various parts of the relief in specific areas