ShopBotters at Work
Visionary Effects' Interdisciplinary Portfolio the Work of One Person
Dan Thomson is a one-man wrecking crew. His design-build business, Visionary Effects, has been called on to produce some of the most amazing and mind-bendingly real projects for all sorts of purposes, and they’re all the product of Dan himself. From his early days in the horror movie business up until today, Thomson recounts the role that CNC has played in shaping his business, and how purchasing his 4’ x 4’ ShopBot PRS Standard gave him the flexibility to work with all sizes and types of materials. Check out Thea Eck’s blog entry showcasing the limitless possibilities of Thomson’s interdisciplinary studio.
Saw Horses & SketchUp
ShopBot contributor Eric Schimelpfenig has designed a simple and easy design for sawhorses that make for a great first CNC experience that will be useful for future projects. Designed for strength and durability, these sawhorses also make efficient use of material, as they require only one piece of 3’ x 4’ plywood. You’ll learn how to import your SketchUp model into VCarve or Aspire, and then walk through milling it on a CNC. Thanks for the cool new project, Eric!
See Eric’s step-by-step guide to download the files and read the instructions.