• 100kGarager Profile: InHaus Fabrication of Eugene, Oregon

    by  • June 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Kristopher Schaefer started InHaus Fabrication, a digital fabrication shop, in May of 2014, and things have been buzzing ever since. InHaus provides prototype production, industrial design service, custom promotional material, and high end packaging. InHaus is furnished with a ShopBot CNC router, 3D printer, and a laser cutter. Kris also offers software training classes...

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    On Digital Fab and the Next Industrial Revolution

    by  • February 10, 2015 • 0 Comments


    During the last several years I have written a number of times about digital fabrication being the catalyst for the “next industrial revolution”. As our own best example, we see our “open” design, development, and production plans for the Handibot Smart Tool as a good example of how the potential of digital fab might...

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    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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