Pocketing HELP with world map

I haven’t jumped on board yet with pocketing. I want to make a sign for my son. The board is 23x28" and I want to pocket in the map roughly 18x22. I will pocket 1/4 for first lap with the larger spots, then 1/8 and 1/16 for final cuts. Wondering about inside of larger space and how there is water…how do I not get those cut out during pocketing. When I select the outer large piece it shows the pocketing within the whole area. TIA. I am looking for any tips at all in the process.

one tip for such things, do both a vcarve and a pocket.

what I do is this, use a 90 degree V bit
make a contour at .04 and at .08
then have the vcarve between your main outline and the .08
and pocket to the .04 at 0.04 deep
(I normally use a 2mm bit for this hence all numbers above being 0.04/0.08)

this way the vcarve will get all the itty bitty details, while the pocket will do the large areas


For the technique @fenrus is describing please see: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Carbide_Create_Basics#Clearing_area_around_drawing

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