DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ty Pennington, the outrageous
carpenter from the hit home-remodeling show, "Trading Spaces," recently filmed
a ShopBot computer numerically controlled (CNC) router for an upcoming episode
to be aired October 5, 2003. He, and his camera crew, filmed the machine in
the workshop of "Party by Design" in Boston, Mass.
ShopBots, manufactured by ShopBot Tools, Inc. of Durham, N.C., are CNC
robotic machines that use basic PC computers, and simple software, to design,
cut and shape wood, stone or metal products.
Pennington, known professionally as "Ty," used the ShopBot CNC to mill two
walnut end tables and a set of saw horses, which he had designed, for projects
appearing on the October 5th episode. After using the ShopBot, he installed
the tables at the house, in Plymouth, Mass., that will be featured on "Trading
Spaces." Ty appeared on camera with Chris Burns of ShopBot Tools, and the
homeowner of the house that was being remodeled.
"I just cannot believe the versatility of this tool. This is awesome!"
exclaimed Ty, as he watched his walnut tables being cut at two inches per
second. Ty was helped in the project by long-time ShopBot owners Bill Young
and Dave Buschbaum who assisted in automating his ideas. Ty is even more
excited by the delivery of a new ShopBot PRT96 to his shop in Marietta, GA.
About Ty Pennington:
In addition to being a featured "carpenter about town" for "Trading
Spaces," Ty has appeared on "Oprah," "The Today Show" and "The Sharon Osborne
Show." His new book, "Ty's Tricks," will arrive in stores early this fall.
Ty owns and operates "Furniture Unlimited," a new company where he plans to
use the ShopBot extensively in the production of his own line of furniture.
His designs can be seen on his new websites at www.tythehandyguy.com and
About ShopBot Tools Inc.
ShopBot Tools Inc. of Durham, N.C., manufactures CNC cutting machines for
industrial and personal use. ShopBots offer high accuracy and robust
performance typically found in the heavy production runs of large industry,
but cost thousands of dollars less than other CNC competitors. Starting at
$6K, ShopBots are affordable enough for the small, mid-size and home shops.
More than three thousand ShopBots have been sold in 45 countries around the
world and are being used to make everything from cabinets, furniture and
guitars to 3D relief carvings, airplane propellers and parts for the FA-18.
For more information please visit their website: www.shopbottools.com.
SOURCE ShopBot Tools Inc.