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 www.furniture-unlimited.com. 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.
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