Make: Getting Started with 3D Carving - PDF
Learn the basics of designing and making things with Inventables' software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey).
This book was written for people who have never carved before. It teaches the basics of designing and making things with Inventables' software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey). It showcases five step-by-step projects you can build yourself as a beginner, including an inspiration tile, kitchen cutting board, custom block stamp, fidget spinner, and balsa wood glider. The book also features a gallery of aspirational projects, like an electric guitar and a box joint toolbox, to show what else is possible through 3D carving. The design files and instructions for these more complex projects can be found on the Inventables website.
- Participate in the world's largest mosaic tile wall
- Build a glider to your own specifications
- Create your own inlay cutting boards
- Carve a fidget spinner toy
- Craft wooden 3D stamps you can use to create your own greeting cards
Meet the Author
Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables, the leader in 3D carving. A maker his whole life, he is on a mission to ignite digital manufacturing worldwide and provide everyone with ambition a way to get started. Inventables' flagship products Easel, Carvey, and X-Carve are used by a new wave of makers carving everything from circuit boards to skate boards. Named a "modern Leonardo" by the Museum of Science and Industry and a 40 under 40 by Crain's Chicago Business, his dream is create a world with 2 million digital manufacturers that have raving fans, not just customers. Kaplan has been featured on National Public Radio and has presented at the TED Conference.