CNC Class


5 Lessons

28,861 Enrolled

Beginner Level

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to design and create your own CNC cut projects, whether or not you’ve got access to a CNC router. We'll cover cutting flat panels for flat-pack furniture, carving complex 3D forms, desktop CNC mill operation, CNC router operation, design principals and techniques, and how to get your designs out of the computer and onto a CNC machine.

Enter an Instructables Contest!

If you've used the skills you learned in this class to design something awesome, try writing an instructable about it and entering one of our contests, like the Furniture Contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Class Author:JON-A-TRON

Jonathan Odom is a professional designer with more than 10 years of experience in CNC design and fabrication. He has used CNC machines for architectural installations, industrial design prototypes, furniture, and lots of other projects on Instructables. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally, published online and in print, and is enjoyed by friends, family, collectors, and clients.


Lesson 1: Tools and Materials for CNC

A list of tools, services, and materials for the class.

Lesson 2: Flat Pack Furniture

Designing flat-pack furniture in Fusion 360.

Lesson 3: Flat Pack Design Preparation

Prepping a flat-pack design for CNC cutting.

Lesson 4: CNC Router CAM Setup

Creating toolpaths for cutting flat-pack parts.

Lesson 5: CNC Router Operation

Setting up and running a CNC router.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!