Unfortunately, I ran into a couple obstacles during my fabrication process. Long story short, I was forced to reconsider my materials and I have ordered new materials for the Settlers of Catan Board. These materials will not arrive until Tuesday which puts me about a week behind in my process.
One other small road block that I have encountered, is that I will not be able to make a vector laser cut on the alder wood. In order to cut out each hex, my plan is to engrave each border in the alder wood and then cut out each piece using a jigsaw.