New ShopBot Accessory: The Pressure Sensitive Z-Zero Plate

The new Pressure Sensitive Z-Zero Plate

For a while we have been looking at ways to simplify the process of determining tool length with a ShopBot by improving on the design of the current Z-Zero plate. The two limitations we wanted to address were the need for an alligator clip, which adds a manual …

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My First ShopBot Project

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” – The Red Green Show

Prior to working at ShopBot, my last excursion into woodworking was high school shop class. The fruit of my labor that semester was a horribly wobbly candleholder – which my mother still may pretend to love.

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Desktop MAX Project: A Tiny Table for a Tiny House

Think about the tools that you use to make things in your daily life: a toaster, a hammer, a knife. Now place these tools on an imaginary graph where one axis describes the ease of use of the tool and the other describes its capability. I find that most tools in my life that …

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ShopBot Helps UNC Students See the Stars

“Making” as distinct from “Building” is as much about knowing how each part is made as it is about arriving at a finished product. Through the exercise of planning and designing, we learn skills that apply to more than just the project at hand and we become more capable of creating new and better …

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2nd Annual Seasonal Décor Challenge

How does this season inspire your creativity? We invite you to “CNC it” and share it in our 2nd Annual Seasonal Decor Challenge! Whatever holiday you may celebrate, share your CNC project with ShopBotters and Handibotters everywhere by helping us decorate our tree at ShopBot World Headquarters in Durham, NC.

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Introducing: The ShopBot 3-Axis Zero Plate

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People have been asking us for some time to develop a means to quickly and precisely zero to the corner of a piece of material anywhere on the table.

This 3-Axis Zero Plate works much like ShopBot’s Z-zero plate, but is able zero the x, y, and z axes simultaneously. It …

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Production Support Goes West

SB Production Support Matt Schmitz Mexicali Mexico & Pleasant Hill, California

ShopBot owners are increasingly using their tools in production settings, trying to save time and increase output with the power of CNC. ShopBot has a Production Support Team dedicated to helping customers get the most out of their tools. This includes phone …

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From Student to Instructor in Three Years!

When Grant Wolfe first started to learn how to use the ShopBot Buddy in his Construction Tech classes in school less than three years ago, he likely didn’t realize that he would be helping train Belton High School students on that same equipment today. The skills he developed in operating this equipment was not …

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AWFS 2015 in Review

July 22-25 – Las Vegas, NV – It’s that time of year where woodworkers from across the globe gather in Las Vegas to grow as a community, learn, and exchange ideas within the backdrop of the AWFS Fair.

Every year at the AWFS Fair, ShopBot has a chance to showcase …

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ShopBot Accessory: ShopBot Handheld Keypad (KRS BumpBar)

The ShopBot Handheld Keypad (KRS BumpBar) is a versatile tool for production shops and hobbyists alike. It is a 20 button customizable keypad that can be easily programmed so that each button executes a command or series of ShopBot commands.

Have you ever found yourself running between the tool and the control computer when …

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