So, I finally made up my mind on the tooling and ended up going with doing silhouette carving. This is around 1 1/2 to 2 hours worth of tooling since I have to bevel and background the design. I'm looking at at least another 3 or 4 hours of tooling since I have to finish the rest of the beveling and backgrounding and then I'll need to go back and even out the backgrounding. This is going to be one of those projects that takes me a while. I'm really wondering what I was thinking now.