ShopBotters at Work
Custom Furniture Maker: Andrew Coholic
Andrew Coholic owns Joe Coholic Custom Furniture Ltd., a custom cabinetry and furniture business in Timmins, Canada. Andrew reports, “The ShopBot has met and exceeded expectations. We’re able to perform repetitive tasks such as making the parts of tables, chairs, benches, and cabinetry much faster than before — so of course it saves us money. And there are some areas where CNC has afforded other benefits. For instance, I knew that we could do decorative carvings using the tool, but hadn’t really intended to do much of this work. Well, I’ve found that I’m doing more and more of it, because clients are really liking the work.” Read Andrew's story and see photos of his work.
100kGarager Profile: InHaus Fabrication
Kristopher Schaefer started InHaus Fabrication, a digital fabrication shop in Eugene, OR, 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 to help the local community dive into digital fabrication. “The education piece of this business has really been taking off,” said Kris. “We’re starting to expand offerings in Portland as well.” Read about InHaus and see photos here.
ShopBot Goes International
ShopBot has found its way to Japan! Koki Akiyoshi at Fab 9 in Japan was featured in a blog post for a popular Japanese web magazine. He was trained by ShopBot's Sallye Coyle, and she had this to say about him: "Koki has come a long way with the ShopBot. The sign he is holding in the last photo of the blog post was his 'final' for becoming a ShopBot guru."
He has become a terrific ShopBot ambassador, and handles training and tech support for other ShopBot’s in Japan. Good work Koki!