About Our Contributors

Rob Bell

www.zomadic.com, San Francisco, CA

Rob specializes in out-of-the-box approaches to making new and creative use of CNC.  Rob is also very excited to tell you about Sketchup, Google’s free modeling program, and ShopBotting in Rob’s ShopBot Magic. > Read more about Rob

David Buchsbaum

Beacon Custom Woodwork,  Atlanta, Georgia

David Buchsbaum shares his experiences, ideas, and some great projects for cabinetmakers in David’s Sandbox. > Read more about David

Gary Campbell

Islamorada Woodworks, Islamorada, Florida

Gary Campbell offers high-end woodworking expertise and thoughts on CNC integration in Gary’s Musings>Read more about Gary.

John Forney

Sawdust & WoodChips, Ltd, Marion, OH

Longtime ShopBotter John Forney writes from the perspective of practical woodworking with CNC in the shop in Notes from Forney’s Workshop. > Read more about John.

JD Iles

Lincoln Sign Company, Lincoln NH

J.D. Iles shows how they do signmaking with CNC in his Lincoln Sign Co. shop in Lincoln, NH in  Lincoln Logs. > Read more about JD.

Kirk and Connie Kelsey

Kelsey Woodworks, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Connie and Kirk Kelsey bring many years in design, engineering, and woodworking to explore using parametric CAD techniques and Alibre for CNC and woodworking productivity in Alibre Design for Woodworking. > Read more about Kirk and Connie.

Ed Lang

Mountain View WoodWorks Troy, VA

Ed Lang chronicles the journey of an experienced woodworker bringing CNC into his shop and developing his business in Getting Started in CNC. >Read more about Ed.

Ted Hall

ShopBot Tools, Durham NC

Ted Hall comments from a ShopBot perspective on…whatever in Reporting from ShopBot.  >Read more about Ted.

Dan Smithwick

Co-founder and CEO, Physical Design Co., Cambridge, MA

Dan Smithwick, co-founder of Physical Design Co., discusses how ShopBot is helping his company revolutionize the idea of mass customization in Get Physical.

Brady Watson

www.iBILD.com Oaklyn, NJ

Brady Watson provides his latest helpful tricks for improving your productivity and success with CNC in Brady’s Tricks. > Read more about Brady.

Greg Werner

Intelliview UAS, Hobe Sound, Florida

Greg Werner owns Intelliview UAS and enjoys piloting his ShopBot almost as much as his helicopter. Here he shares his love for adventure and for solving problems in Pilot’s Log. > Read more about Greg.

Bill Young

Seaside Small Craft, Willis Wharf, VA

Bill Young, our creative guru of productive robotic gizmos, describes his latest ideas in Bill’s Corner. > Read more about Bill.

Fletcher Hardison

The Bookcase Shop, Durham, NC

Fletcher describes the use of CNC for customization and production of bookcases and cabinets in The Bookcase Corner.  >Read more about Fletcher

Santiago Laverde

Our South American distributor authors our Spanish column.

> Read more about Santiago

Ilan Dei

Award-winning furniture, accessories and interior designer Ilan Dei is best known for his signature style, “lush minimalism.” Each piece he creates is minimal in terms of line and form yet lush in materials and personal significance.

> Read more about Ilan