• Can’t get a mortgage? Get a kit and build your own code-compliant home.

    by  • June 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Not since the 1950’s has there been a readily available, sturdy, home building kit for use by any novice. With Homebuilt, architect Dennis Michaud is writing a new chapter in American home building. He recently contributed a post to ShopBot Tool’s blog entitled, “Homebuilt is Re-Inventing Homebuilding with Distributed Manufacturing (and ShopBots).”  In the...

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    Can Your Shopbot Replace Your Planer?

    by  • May 27, 2014 • 1 Comment

    When we think of CNC routers and their capabilities we often go right to the feats of complexity and precision. Impossible inlays, hundreds of exact copies of parts, complex shaping and carving, and perfect joints but not everything you use your bot for needs to be so complicated. Flattening table tops is by far my...

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    Carving a Four Foot Tall Tiki Skulpture

    by  • May 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I was recently asked to build a tiki head statue for a local restaurant. The lure of rum-soaked drinks made the job hard to turn down. I figured my recently acquired CNC router made the task possible for me since I have no formal sculpture training. It seemed simple—before I realized what I was getting...

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    A Maker’s Journey to Maker PRO: The Timbrr Stylus story

    by  • May 15, 2014 • 1 Comment

    The first thing that strikes you when you step inside Dom Peralta’s garage/maker space in San Mateo isn’t necessarily the high-pitched drilling of his ShopBot Desktop’s spindle. Rather it’s the very pleasant and heady aroma of natural California cedar. That’s because the ShopBot is hard at work precision-cutting wooden dowels of cedar for the...

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    Where to sell your work

    by  • April 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    So I’ve spent some time learning my way around my shop and have created items I think will sell. What’s next? Somehow, I need to find an audience for my work. There are a million ways to sell. I’m going to focus on a just few to start. Here I’ve listed the channels I...

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