2011 Tidewater, VA Camp Shopbot

Bill shows off a small CNC which was cut out of recycled plastic.

As most of you already know we had to postpone this Camp from it’s original date until Nov. 5th due to some “post hurricane damage” incurred by our host, Angus Hines after his “gravity attack” while working on his shop roof…..Luckily …

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2011 Northwest Camp Shopbot

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Dave Chase hosted this year’s Northwest Camp at his shop in Vancouver, WA. We had our largest turn out of the year (to date) , and “Campers” came in from a number of neighboring states ( as well as Canada…) . Most attendees were already Shopbot owners, as well as a number …

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2011 Upper Mid West Camp Shopbot

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Gary Campbell hosted our first Camp in this area at his shop in Negaunee, MI. We had “Campers”from many of the neighboring states in attendance, as well as Paul Kirby who flew in from the Atlanta, GA area to get up to speed with his recently acquired machine… On Friday Gary hosted …

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2011 SoCal Camp Shopbot

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We went back to Gabe Pari’s shop in Upland, CA. on Sat.April 9 and a good sized group showed up. Gabe’s shop is always full of his latest version(s) of the “teardrop trailers”which he builds, and he was in full scale production right up until the day of the Camp. Unlike most …

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2011 Austin, TX Camp Shopbot

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Because we have always had such a large turnout, the Austin Texas Camp at Wayne Locke’s shop has traditionally been a two day event. This year was no exception, and both days were heavily attended with even more presentations, and Show and Tell items on display. Our host Wayne did a lot …

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2011 Oakland Pk, FL Camp Shopbot

As promised earlier we are moving some of our Camp sites for the upcoming year. The first new site we visited was at Dave Rosenbleeth’s shop (Professional Millwork) in Oakland Park, FL.

We also tried something a little different the day before the Camp by holding an abbreviated version of the training which people receive …

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2010 Souderton, PA Camp Shopbot

We visited John Haggerty’s shop in Souderton, PA again, and got to see a number of new projects he, and Bob Dodd have been experimenting with over the last year. The majority of “Campers”at this one were new to the machine, or had never seen one before, and they got a very well rounded …

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2010 Minnesota Camp ShopBot

The picture above is a very good summary of our host’s philosophy about running a business. Glen Kadelbach, owner of Innovative Foam, ( as well as a number of other affiliated businesses) believes that sometimes you HAVE to act on instincts, and hunches, and then take a chance by trying to make these ideas …

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2010 Northwest Camp Shopbot

After a hiatus of about five years we returned to the Pacific Northwest, at Mike Miller’s shop in Vancouver, WA. Mike’s business is based on building components for the marine industry, with everything from custom rod holders, to anchors, and anchoring bow rollers (see some of his inventory of parts above…). Mike explained how …

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2010 Tidewater, VA Camp Shopbot

Angus Hines has had a pretty busy year. He’s been doing the rounds of all the Maker Faires, as well as working on a bunch of Shopbot cut projects, and earlier in the year he held a User group for owners in his area.

After everyone attending was suitably screened, and sniffed, by Fabulous …

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