I started by building the vectors for the plaque components
I then selected the plaque outline and created a flat relief. 0.45" tall.
I then imported a sandblasted woodgrain bitmap which I sized to fit on the board. I applied it with a value of 0.2" tall.
The metal bands were next, created as flat reliefs.
I imported a second bitmap to add some texture to this band. I input a value of 0.1" for this procedure.
Then I modified these two reliefs by using the add to tool. This created the flat washers.
The bolt heads were next and I used a value of 0.3" tall.
I then selected the metal band reliefs and the board relief and combined them into one relief.
The lettering outlines were next, also created as individual reliefs. Note I did both names at once to save time.
The lettering outline reliefs were then modified by adding the lettering - also a flat relief.
I then duplicated the wood relief and positioned the second name appropriately onto it. The last step was join the letters by merging highest with the wood plaque base relief. The two plaques were done separately.
I could then tool path the two plaques and send them to the router. They were routed from a piece of 1.5" thick 30 lb Precision Board.