As I mentioned in my intro, I'm interested in bringing maps into the real world. For this I purchased a Full Spectrum Laser Pro 24" x 36" 90 watt CO2 laser cutter (Product Page). After doing some initial tests making etches in slate and cutting a Chrono Trigger clock, I finally took a stab at making a map.
This is very much a work in progress. It has spelling errors and is missing fine details, but it gets the point across.