Cutting Board Maker Challenge Rules


  • The contest is limited to cutting boards made using an X-Carve or Carvey. You can use outside tools (planers, table saws, etc.) to build your board, but you must use X-Carve/Carvey for part of the design.
  • There are no limitations on the size of the cutting board.
  • Please use food-safe materials (hardwoods or HDPE are great choices) to ensure your board can be used for food prep or serving.
  • Your entry on the Maker Challenge page must include a valid link to the Easel file used to make all or part of your cutting board.
  • You must submit an Easel screenshot of your cutting board design or a photo of the final product on the Cutting Board Maker Challenge page. Photos of anything other than these two things will be removed.
  • We support family-friendly projects. As such, we won't accept images depicting violence or adult content as official entries into the challenge.
  • By uploading any files to our website, you are allowing us to distribute them for you. ‚Äč

How to submit an entry

Design and create a custom cutting board. You can include pockets for serving food, a custom inlay, or cut out a unique shape: we want a diverse array of projects on Maker Challenge page! We will accept Easel screenshots as well as completed carves as entries to the challenge.

There are no limits to what materials you use, provided they are food-safe. We recommend hardwoods and HDPE for good cutting board materials that are also food-safe. (You can also use non-patterned acrylic, Corian, and other materials for decorative elements.)

We encourage you to challenge yourself by completing a project entirely on X-Carve or Carvey, but you can use outside tools to complete your project. These tools include (but are not limited to) planers, jig saws, table saws, sanders, and other woodworking tools. Keep in mind that some element of your design must be made with an X-Carve or Carvey. You will need to add a link to your Easel file to showcase the part of your design that is made with a 3D carving machine.

Photos of anything other than an Easel screenshot of your cutting board design or photo of your final board will be removed.



We are not providing rewards for this Maker Challenge. Please feel free to submit as many designs as you’d like!

There are no rewards for this Maker Challenge, but we hope it doesn’t deter you from sharing your projects!

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