CNC 104: Make a 3D Oval Box on the CNC

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023
  • Thursday, June 01, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, June 01, 2023, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN ETA Studio & Woodshop, Class Code: WO+EL053023DS
  • 1


  • $163 Tuition + $25 Materials Fee
  • $125 Tuition + $25 Materials Fee

Learn to operate BARN's Laguna CNC woodworking router and go home with an oval, lidded box with custom engraving.

About this Class

If you have beginning skills in Fusion 360 software, this class will introduce you to this design program’s CAM (computer-assisted machining) functions.

At the first session in the ETA Studio, you will use Fusion 360 to design your box. Starting with a standardized design, you will tweak that design and create custom engraving to add to the lid.

At the second session in the Woodshop, you will use the CAM functions to develop tool paths for the router, output G code to run the router, and use the Laguna CNC to cut out and embellish your wooden box.


Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.


You will create a box made of maple and walnut. With the lid, it measures 5 1/4" long, 4" wide, and up to 3" high. At the end of class, it will be ready for sanding and finishing.


Bring a laptop with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already installed.


  • Orientation to the Woodshop
  • Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 (multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar)
  • Intro to Fusion 360 CAD
  • Log in to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

Class Policies


Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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