Despite having the machine, and a drawing, a CNC router is still far from cutting anything. In this class, each student will be provided a full set of Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), the files of a contemporary table box. Students will be responsible for determining the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) operations and the proper settings. Each operation, such as profiling, pocketing, and 3D carving, will have their own settings concerning factors like feed rate, depth of cut, and step-over distance. There will be class lectures and discussions concerning topics, such as CNC machine set up, material considerations, and feed rate will aid in determining the proper CAM settings. Once complete, posting these CAM operations to THREE different post processors will give students an opportunity to experience three distinctly different machines. Students will gain experience controlling the CNC router manually with three different controller software. In the controller software, students will home the machine, determine machine zero and load the posted files. Methods of registering and clamping material to the machine will be explored extensively, and will greatly aid in the completion of a beautiful box.