ShopBot on the Road
ShopBot Joins the Marines!
There's a new Fab Lab at the USMC Base at 29 Palms, California and it is the third military lab installed by Fab Foundation as part of a Mentor 2 project. The Fab Lab has a complement of digital fabrication tools, including a 4’ x 8’ ShopBot PRTalpha. ShopBot's Sallye Coyle was part of the installation team, and worked with Marines to create models for molding and casting as well as build furniture for the new lab.
Hector, who used a ShopBot in his woodworking class in High School in Texas, shows other Marines how to change a bit.
Bill Young’s Dirty Digital Jobs Tour: Visiting David Beede
After a long drive from his home in Virginia, the first stop on the first leg of the Dirty Digital Jobs Tour was in Melrose, FL to visit instrument maker David Beede. Despite having known David and his wife Julie for many years, Bill had never had the pleasure of visiting them in their "native habitat."
To read more about David Beede, his shop, and the instruments he's making using his ShopBot, visit Bill's post on the ShopBot blog... complete with photos and video!
Bill Young’s Dirty Digital Jobs Tour: Visiting Tim Lucas
Bill's second stop on the Dirty Digital Jobs tour was outside of Bell, Florida to visit Tim Lucas, owner of Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks. While it was the first time Bill met Tim, he had read his posts on the ShopBot forum, which breeds a certain amount of familiarity even without having met face-to-face before.
Back in July of 2016, Tim had started a thread on the ShopBot forum because he was looking ideas for building his new shop. This visit gave Bill a chance to see what suggestions Tim had taken into consideration when building his new shop—and how they translated into the space. Not just that, but Bill is able to provide photos and his own insights into what he sees via a post about his visit on the ShopBot blog.