• ShopBot Launches Kickstarter for the Handibot™ Smart Power Tool

    by  • June 27, 2013

    ShopBot Tools, Inc., today (June 27, 2013) launches a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (handibot.com/fund) to support development and distribution of its latest hardware innovation, the Handibot™ smart power tool. This 30-day campaign hopes to raise $125,000, and one of the main rewards for contributors is to get a first-run Handibot Smart Digital Power Tool six...

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    The Opportunity and the Challenge … for Distributed Manufacturing

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Right now, our friends Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher (AtFAB), are undertaking a Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/filson-rohrbacher/furniture-fabbed-locally) that will grow and promote small-shop digital fabrication. Anne and Gary are longtime users and promoters of 100kGarages. More importantly, they are evangelists for distributed manufacturing – for using power of digital fabrication to get production back into...

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    James Spouler’s Mainland Woodworks

    by  • April 30, 2013

    Based in Mission, British Columbia, Mainland Woodworks is a family-run design and wood crafting team that is able to bring ideas from a dream to a reality that you can see, touch and admire for years to come. Mainland Woodworkers has joined the 100kGarages community, and is pleased to offer a wide range of...

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    Wooden sink? Why not?

    by  • April 17, 2013 • 4 Comments

    Marble, stainless, porcelain, and even pottery, we’ve all seen sinks made with basic materials but few of us have seen wooden sinks. Mike from America’s Woodshop in Bloomington created a turned wooden sink for the DIY Network’s “I Hate My Bath” and it got us thinking about our planned bathroom remodel. We knew we wanted to...

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    CNC Router Bits Demystified

    by  • April 4, 2013 • 6 Comments

    CNC routers need bits. They determine the kind of carving you can do, the resolution of your finished designs, and how fast you can move through the material. They come with cutting edges that pull up or push down (sometimes both), they have square or shaped ends, they are made for speed or accuracy,...

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    What’s Cutting at McKenzie Digital Fab

    by  • February 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Another week, another set of projects that keep my ShopBot humming. Here is video of some of the cutting that I have done this past week! McKenzie Digital Fab video http://youtu.be/3X8FkPAFxU0 The first part of the video starts out cutting an impact modified acrylic for a customer of mine who is making windshields for...

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    Designer/Fabber Dan Thomson’s Visionary Effects

    by  • February 20, 2013

    We knew there were 100kGarages Fabbers out there doing very groovy things and now we have some more proof! Let us introduce Dan Thomson and his business, Visionary Effects, based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Fabber and designer Dan Thomson gives life to robotic creatures, animatronic creations as well as invites human engagement with interactive...

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