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Project by TechTeacher posted 376 days ago 1614 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my students, who has been instrumental in assembly and figuring out our Shopbot CNC router has been coming in early every morning to “make stuff.” One of his creations is this table to hold the computer that we use to run the Shopbot. We went with a three legged version because our floor isn’t very flat. We also wanted to stay away from the basic box shapes. My involvement was pretty limited, mostly just helping with feasibility. He is only a sophomore, has pretty good AutoCAD skills, but no CNC experience prior to this year. I look forward to seeing creations that he can come up with in the next couple years. He has been instrumental in helping others with projects and getting others fired up about CNC





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TomTinkerSum

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Looks cool. Please keep us up to speed on you and your students creativity.

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#2 posted 376 days ago

Here is how I get people excited about CNC: I show them a CNC working. Boom! Done.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#3 posted 376 days ago

Great table by the way.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 376 days ago

I like the “out of the box” design!
Keep an eye on this student as it looks like he has a lot of designer potential!

You must have a decent dust collection system as it is being used in a class room and the PC is not filtered!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BikerDad

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#5 posted 376 days ago

That is WAY COOL. Don’t be surprised if ShopBot comes along and wants to use it.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 376 days ago

like it a lot…

love to see the kids get CNC experience in high school….

tell them Mechanical Engineering/Robotics is the way to go!!

Using robotic tools is fun….

designing and making them is the wave of the future as more and more tasks are automated.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 376 days ago

Stylish.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Tooch

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#8 posted 376 days ago

That is awesome! I Love having those kids around who are self motivated and come in during homeroom, study hall, english, biology, etc…. the reason I teach!

I’m looking to try and get a CNC machine soon- would you recommend ShopBot? I was looking at Rockler’s “Shark” but I don’t know if it is any good.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Vince

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#9 posted 376 days ago

That is sweet

-- Vince

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 376 days ago

That’s all right. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 376 days ago

great looking desk. The design is really well done and creative.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TechTeacher

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#12 posted 375 days ago

Thanks for all the nice compliments. It really makes teaching fun when students are self motivated. Yes I would recommend the Shopbot. Good machine, fairly easy to use software, good support. We have the 48” x 96” table which I would recommend over any machine with a smaller table. While we don’t cut alot of real huge parts it’s pretty nice to be able to throw an entire sheet of MDF on the table and cut parts out without having to wrestle with table saw ect.

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Woodmaster1

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#13 posted 375 days ago

Great project, I would like to have a shop bot for my lab at school. I have to wait since they bought me a high end 3d printer this year. The dimension printer is also an awesome machine. I like the idea of design it then make it concept of both the shop bot and 3d printer. The students really get fired up about them.

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grosa

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#14 posted 375 days ago

It’s good to hear anything about the younger generation getting fired up about woodworking. Keep up the good work.

-- Have a great day.

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lew

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#15 posted 374 days ago

Very Modern! I like it!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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