Use this kit to make the projects in Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan’s book, Getting Started with 3D Carving. These beginner-level projects are a perfect introduction to 3D carving for makers of all ages.
Create five custom 3D carving projects: a mosaic tile, a fidget spinner, an inlay cutting board, a glider, and a personalized stamp. Paired with your creativity and a 3D carving machine, transform these raw materials into something entirely your own. Let’s get started!
Educators: we suggest purchasing one kit per student.
Purchase the Getting Started with 3D Carving Bits and Finishing Kit for the bits and accessories you’ll need to carve and finalize the projects in Getting Started with 3D Carving.
This kit includes materials for these projects:
HDPE tile – Made from recycled milk cartons, this two-color plastic is one of the easiest materials to carve.
Acrylic sheet – This lightweight thermoplastic is often used as a shatter-resistant alternative to glass. Acrylic comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns.
Sealed bearings – Permanently lubricated with two rubber seals, these bearings power your fidget spinner.
Inlay Cutting board
Walnut board – This straight-grained hardwood is strong enough to handle complex carves. Oil or stain it for a dark, professional finish.
Hard Maple board – Known for its durability and strength, hard maple is commonly used in flooring and large furniture.
Balsa wood – A high strength-to-weight ratio makes this wood perfect for modeling. (One 1/32" thick sheet, one 1/16" thick sheet)
Linoleum block – The linoleum top carves easily and a sturdy MDF backing provides support for stamping your design.
Ink pad – This acid-free ink pad is great for archival prints on absorbent and non-absorbent papers, polymer clay, foils, and shrink plastic.
Blank cards and envelopes – Show off your carved stamp on these notecards and send them to friends and family.