Monday, June 8, 2009

The Practical Side

Life with the ShopBot is not always glamorous. In addition to the design and fabrication of exhibits, our department provides services to the other departments. Here we are using the ShopBot to help our Vertebrate Paleontology collection by making dozens of poplar blocks that hold small glass vials. These vials might contain tiny bones of ancient mammals, scales, or possibly teeth.

In the past these have always been done by a volunteer on a drill press. Now that person is relieved to take on a task that might be a little more exciting.

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