Blending traditional and digital tools to make one-of-a-kind objects of beauty

By Jeanne Taylor, October 8th, 2018

“Tablescape No. 1.” • Hard rock maple, stainless steel • 58 x 90 x 32 inches. Now showing at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Texascraft 2018 • Winner of one of three Juror Merit Awards.

Meet Artist and Industrial Designer Brooke M Davis

We’ve been following Brooke M Davis’ work since 2012 after she …

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October 8th, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, PRSstandard, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Taking my business in a new direction

By David Buchsbaum [David's Sandbox], Beacon Custom Woodwork, July 3rd, 2018

Well the last four years have been challenging to say the least. To get caught up as quickly as possible, in early 2014 we moved into a 6,000 sq ft space and purchased a large CNC machine to grow our custom closet business. In short, business has continued to increase and we have a growing …

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July 3rd, 2018 | Tags: | Category: ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 21 ) | Comments are closed

Andy Glass Knows How to Make a Good Impression

By Jennifer Nix, January 5th, 2018

Andy Glass hamming it up as he begins shooting a video in his shop.

To say Andy Glass keeps himself busy is an understatement. In addition to his YouTube channel Glass Impressions, he has a full-time day job, and does woodwork (of various kinds) in his “free” time. This is all while he …

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January 5th, 2018 | Category: Desktop MAX, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 6 ) | 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

Robota Soars the Skies with ShopBot

By Jennifer Nix, October 18th, 2017

Robota’s Eclipse taking flight

While working for a military systems manufacturer, Antonio Liska developed a sensibility regarding unmanned aircraft (UAVs). He was of the mind that unmanned aerial systems could be utilized beyond military applications—functionality that extended into more commercial applications and where they could serve far more altruistic purposes.

When …

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October 18th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Spotlight: The Stars Align for Syzygy Woodworks

By Tim Babiasz, August 1st, 2017

syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee]

noun

Astronomy: An alignment of three celestial objects, such as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet.

Any pair of connected or corresponding things.

For most people, the word “syzygy” seems like something out of a foreign language dictionary. Primarily used in astronomy, the term refers to the lining up of multiple objects in space. However, it also can refer to any pair of connected or corresponding …

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August 1st, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | One comment

Don Gilmore Explores New Avenues on His ShopBot

By Tim Babiasz, May 16th, 2017

Don Gilmore certainly has no problem keeping busy. He’s an engineer by day, but builds race cars, creates glass art sculptures, and even enjoys amateur paleontology in his spare time. While these disciplines couldn’t appear more different, Don has found a way to merge them all together. His team, Iron Dinosaur Racing, got its name from …

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May 16th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Design Thinking, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

PRSalpha Keeps Manufacturing Lean for SaunaSpace

By Tim Babiasz, May 8th, 2017

The Pocket Sauna® is just one of many products that SaunaSpace is bringing into the average American home.

Brian Richards is the founder and CEO of SaunaSpace, a company that manufactures health-oriented sauna solutions designed to fit into any lifestyle and budget. Their saunas provide what Brian refers to as “an ancestral healing method for the modern home without …

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May 8th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Large Scale, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

Wayne Locke’s User Group

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], April 3rd, 2017

 

One of the fortunate coincidences for my trip to Austin was that Wayne Locke’s CNC User Group was the weekend before SxSWEdu and SxSWCreate. Wayne’s gatherings are, by far, the longest running gatherings of ShopBotters and others that are interested in all things CNC-related. This year, as always, it was held in his shop behind his …

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April 3rd, 2017 | Category: Camp ShopBot, Events, ShopBot User Stories | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

Bill Young’s Dirty Digital Jobs Tour: Visiting Tim Lucas

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], March 6th, 2017

The next stop on my Dirty Digital Jobs tour was outside of Bell, Florida to visit Tim Lucas, owner of Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks. It’s the first time I had met Tim, but had read his posts on the ShopBot Forum, so I felt like I knew him already. It was a beautiful drive, …

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March 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , | Category: ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 35 ) | Comments are closed

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