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
"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
SOURCE ShopBot Tools, Inc.