Bringing a “legacy” ShopBot up-to-speed: Sea Reach, Ltd.

By Sallye Coyle, October 18th, 2018

Sea Reach Ltd. in Sheridan, OR, is a design company that also makes signs. Their strong commitment to the environment and education, both nationally and internationally, is something that is very apparent by the content they post to their blog. In addition to working on private projects, Sea Reach’s clients include the U.S. Forest Service and …

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October 18th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Production Support, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Signs of ShopBot Around Our Hometown – Durham, North Carolina

By Sallye Coyle, March 12th, 2018

While driving along Roxboro Road on my way to ShopBot Tools World Headquarters (as founder Ted Hall likes to call it) one morning, I spied a sign for the Wright School that I had carved on the ShopBot tool I have in my barn. It made me think about a few of the projects …

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March 12th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Neathawk Designs – “If You Think It, We Can Create It!”

By Jennifer Nix, November 13th, 2017

One of the many signs created by Neathawk Designs

When the recession of 2008 hit, housing and land developers found themselves hit particularly hard. Lindsay Neathawk was a graphic designer for a land developer, and soon was impacted by the recession as well come 2010—and found herself looking for a job. Instead of standing …

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November 13th, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, PRSstandard, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 6 ) | 8 comments

Digital Fabrication for Educators: Your Place or Ours

By Sallye Coyle, July 6th, 2017

Whether it takes place at ShopBot, or on site, a 2 – 3 Day Professional Development workshop gives teachers a chance to hone their skills with digital fabrication machines. Educators starting at all levels, from newby to someone with a year or more experience running their ShopBot CNC router, end up with new techniques …

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July 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

More than a tool!

By Devin Wilson, July 2nd, 2017

Our ShopBot CNC has proved to be more than just an educational tool. Once they learned about the capabilities of the tool, students got excited about making something special for those they care about. In the 6 months since we received our Desktop MAX, students have made a multitude of signs for various people and …

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July 2nd, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Education, ShopBot, Signs, Teachers | ( 3 ) | Leave a comment

You Don’t Need to See to Have Amazing Vision

By Tim Babiasz, February 15th, 2017

 

As a US Army veteran with 28 years of service, Jerry Abney has never been one to back down from a challenge. Upon return from a tour in Iraq in 2004, the vision in his right eye deteriorated to the point of blindness. The very next year, he was diagnosed with retinoschisis of the left eye, leaving …

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February 15th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 13 ) | Comments are closed

Durham Public School System Invests in CTE and STEM Education

By Sallye Coyle, September 26th, 2016

Teachers and students with their finished projects

When Rick Sheldahl, Career and Technical Education Director of the Durham (NC) Public School System, and Don Ramsey, carpentry instructor at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability visited ShopBot in 2014, they were looking for an affordable CNC machine that could help their students set up a production …

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September 26th, 2016 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Digital Fabrication, Education, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, Signs, STEM, Student Perspective, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot CNC the “most profitable woodworking tool I’ve ever purchased”

By Michael Berliner, July 8th, 2016

Buddy Warner with the hammer dulcimer he designed and built

 

If you’ve called ShopBot to ask about our tools, the name Buddy Warner may be familiar to you. His day job is to consult with prospective ShopBot customers, helping assess their needs and pointing them to appropriate CNC tool solutions (a fancy …

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July 8th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 67 ) | Comments are closed

Another Try at Digital Fab Art

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 2nd, 2015

Ted Hall (ShopBot CEO) had a chance to continue his art project that combines CNC carving with an interest in images of shoreline and sky as seen from from the water. It’s been several years since Ted’s last foray into painted carvings of seascapes and time was short, but an opportunity to spend 2 weeks …

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October 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Projects, Reporting from ShopBot, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Woodworker Nick Buchholz’s ShopBot helps him explore new areas of design

By Michael Berliner, April 19th, 2015

This Art Nouveau building in Belgium is an inspiration for Nick Buchhholz

Nick Buchholz has been an amateur woodworker for many years, maintaining a shop in his garage while working as a computer programmer for the National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. He retired from his programming career in 2012 after 25 years with the …

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April 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Buddy, Digital Fabrication, Projects, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, Signs | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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