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  1. #11
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    That one would be for ME personally! Having the Buddy in the shop at school no more than a week, I decided that I need one in MY shop at home. My biggest problem is WHERE to put it. I'm going to need to do some re-arranging



    Tom Bachman,
    Drafting/Woodworking Instructor RETIRED!
    Lakin, Kansas

    2001 PRT4896
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    Time to add on
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

  3. #13
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    That would be too easy Kyle.
    Tom Bachman,
    Drafting/Woodworking Instructor RETIRED!
    Lakin, Kansas

    2001 PRT4896
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    Time to get some of your machines on casters Tom, and start playing musical chairs.
    Scott Plaisted
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 9
    Maine

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    A fixed table may be your better choice you can use it for a bench when you are not using it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp55 View Post
    Time to get some of your machines on casters Tom, and start playing musical chairs.
    I may try to deal a trade with the school if I get that other machine.
    Tom Bachman,
    Drafting/Woodworking Instructor RETIRED!
    Lakin, Kansas

    2001 PRT4896
    https://i.imgur.com/xWEFfDk.jpg

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    Default ShopBots for schools

    I have been using ShopBots in my Const. Tech program for over 7 years with fantastic success.

    I started with a full size machine and then added a Desktop. At my new teaching location near Austin, TX, I have purchased a full sized machine and a Desktop. We added a HandiBot this summer. I also own a Desktop myself.

    My philosophy is you cannot have too many ShopBots. A teacher in Arizona is running his program with one full size machine and 6 desktops. The more you have the more your students will be engaged.

    ShopBot has started a student certificaion program for high school students. The first training took place in Dallas, Texas this July (15 teachers were certified).

    I have designed a great cart for the Desktop (if you look in the forum you will see some photos).

    If I can be of any help, contact me on the forum or better yet give me a call.

    Brett Dickinson
    956-455-6153

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Stapleton View Post
    Tom looks like you are still trying for that full size from your other posts.
    Last year, May 2015 I retired from teaching and have been pursuing my custom cabinetry business. I've been very busy with it. One of my concessions in retiring was I can still go in and use the router at school on a limited basis......I'm training the guy who replaced me and so they let me use the bot some.

    I, again, am on the hunt for a full-sized Shopbot. I think I've located a likely candidate.
    Tom Bachman,
    Drafting/Woodworking Instructor RETIRED!
    Lakin, Kansas

    2001 PRT4896
    https://i.imgur.com/xWEFfDk.jpg

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