DURHAM, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Products cut on ShopBot CNCs, manufactured by Durham-based ShopBot Tools Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable, high-performance CNC tools, will appear on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Addition" this Sunday, May 2. Ty, the host and featured carpenter on "Extreme Makeover: Home Addition," has a ShopBot and uses it to cut pieces for the show as well as his new furniture line at "Furniture Unlimited." "Ty sketched out some 'snowboardish' shapes for one of the children's rooms," said Rob Williams, Ty's head of operations at "Furniture Unlimited." "He faxed the sketches over to me and I redesigned them using ShopBot design software and then cut the boards out for him on the ShopBot CNC." This will be ShopBot's second TV appearance with Ty. The first was in October 2003 on the "Trading Spaces" $100,000 episode. "I am also using the ShopBot to work on some items that will appear on the first episode that is being done outside California," said Williams. "These products will air opposite the 'Friends' finale." "We are very excited to see products cut on our tools receiving national spotlight," said Martha Barbour, business manager at ShopBot Tools, Inc. Readers can learn more about Ty and his furniture designs online at www.tythehandyguy.com and www.furniture-unlimited.com . About ShopBot Tools, Inc.: ShopBot Tools, Inc. is based in Durham, N.C. and designs, manufactures and provides technical support for low-cost, high-value computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machines. ShopBot was founded by CEO Ted Hall, Ph.D., a Duke University professor in neuroscience, who developed the tool while building plywood boats as a hobby. After several years of development, the company opened in 1997 - selling tools out of Dr. Hall's barn. With nearly 3,000 ShopBots in 45 countries, ShopBot is now one of the largest producers of CNC flatbed routers in North America. It currently employees 30 people in the Durham, N.C. area. For more information visit: www.shopbottools.com
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