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

Timeless design and old-fashioned customer service lead to Durham Bookcases’ success

By Jeanne Taylor, August 28th, 2018

We recently popped in for a quick visit with Phillip Fletcher to see how his business, Durham Bookcases & More, is doing and to take a peek at his 17-year-old ShopBot. Rest assured, his business and his ShopBot are looking good and continue to be ready to take on customer needs today and …

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August 28th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

A CNC Tool that Produces Profit for Cabinet Makers

By Jeanne Taylor, April 30th, 2018

CMA 20th Anniversary Conference March 1-2, 2018 Denver, CO

ShopBot recently attended the CMA’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Denver, CO. We participated by sponsoring a lunch highlighting our 20+ years supporting small and medium sized cabinet operations with affordable and innovative CNC tools. Many of ShopBot’s first customers were cabinet makers and it …

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April 30th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Events, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Designer Cindy Jian uses ShopBot at TechShop SF

By Michael Berliner, August 5th, 2015

“3 for Life” on display

We first encountered Cindy Jian while attending the World Maker Faire in San Mateo in May of 2015. Or rather we first saw the “3 for Life” exhibition, an oversized furniture installation conceived by Marie Applegate and her team; Cindy was instrumental in the construction of this eye-catching set …

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August 5th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories, TechShops | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Custom furniture maker finds surprising benefits of CNC

By Michael Berliner, June 19th, 2015

 

Andrew Coholic is the owner of Joe Coholic Custom Furniture Ltd., a custom cabinetry and furniture business. The company operates out of a 6,000 square foot shop in Timmins, Canada. Andrew runs the business that was started by his father Joe back in the early 1970’s. Andrew said, “My family has worked with …

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June 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Buddy, Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 9

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We are currently cutting out pieces for our Adirondack chairs on our CNC (ShopBot) machine. Our CNC machine has made manufacturing these chairs much easier. We used to use templates …

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February 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Meet Gustavo Bonet. To the NYC design world, he’s becoming known as “the Fixer.”

By Michael Berliner, October 19th, 2014

Gustavo Bonet, architect and designer. He helped out at the ShopBot booth at this year’s Maker Faire NYC

 

Gustavo Bonet is a traditionally trained architect who started making furniture in Florida before moving to NYC to get his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. Gustavo says, “During my time at Columbia, I developed …

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October 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Graduate School, Product Prototyping, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Andy Pitts to other fine woodworkers: “Don’t be afraid of CNC!”

By Michael Berliner, October 8th, 2014

Andrew Pitts of Heathsville, Virginia, is a self-taught studio furnituremaker with 38 years experience. His beautiful, detailed furniture has been featured in numerous exhibitions and garnered more than a dozen awards. He is an active member of several local Virginia artists’ associations and the national Furniture Society. With his many years of experience, Pitts only …

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October 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Category: ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | One comment

International Woodworking Faire was huge!

By Jeanne Taylor, August 23rd, 2014

The 2014 International Woodworking Faire took over two of the buildings at the Georgia World Congress Center August 20-23rd. Building B, where our booth was located, pulsed with activity. “There was definitely more traffic than in the past few years and we’re seeing more cabinetmakers looking to automate their businesses,” Ryan Patterson said.

Cutting …

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August 23rd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing | ( 15 ) | Comments are closed

Can you CNC a classic American chair? Of course you can.

By Michael Berliner, August 21st, 2014

Architect, designer and educator John Thomas Heida relaxes in his retro, flat-pack chair

John Thomas Heida is an architectural designer, a furniture designer, and a digital-fabrication specialist at the School of Visual Art’s Visible Futures Lab. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts and at …

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August 21st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, Graduate School, Makerspaces, ShopBot User Stories | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

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