So probably my most famous post here is the tutorial on how to cut without the tray. And I do it frequently, and I needed to do a mass production run of cutting boards which will require the tray to get removed. Since it’s like 34 boards I figured a jig would make it so much easier. So I designed this flexible jig. I designed it for 3D printing (but actually would be trivial to make with draft board (or any other material). The 2 added items are the tabs on the side to tape down the jigs into place.
Note the levels are 0.125" tall (i.e. the thickness of “medium” proof grade - so easy to make from stacked proof grade if you want - every shelf is .125" smaller than the last one). The color change (totally optional of course) is to highlight the levels ABOVE the tray in case you need to do that for some weird shaped item (plan those to be orange and the layers below gray). So in here I have included 3 files:
- The STL file
- the 3MF file (solid model that is replacing STL)
- The STEP file (cad)
glowforge-jig-o-matic.zip (51.8 KB)