“Without our ShopBot and the great community of other ShopBotters, we would have never made it this far. Thanks to ShopBot and my fellow ShopBotters for helping us to live our dream of creating new and exciting designs.” Angus Hines, Hines Design Labs www.AngusHines.com
Angus Hines’ life as a Maker began at the age of two when he took his first toy
apart to see what made it work. From that point on, if it had screws or could be
taken apart and dissected, nothing was safe. He was bound and determined to
see what made things work and find ways to make them work better.
After he retired from his career as a project manager and spent some time cruising the Chesapeake Bay, Angus began to get bored and restless. He turned to his
first love of creating new things and purchased a laser engraver. Angus started
Classic Marine Co. and began making instrument panels, indestructible LEDs and
other marine Items, but, as business grew, he decided he needed a larger, more
versatile platform. Angus purchased a ShopBot and expanded into larger design
projects like furniture, small buildings and larger marine items. Not content to
make things that already exist, he started another company, Hines Design Labs,
and has now ventured into prototyping, design assistance and helping people
take their ideas from a napkin sketch to a finished product. Angus’ love of making
has taken his company from a small marine manufacturing facility to a full-blown
design prototype shop, and his ShopBot helped make it all possible.
What will you make today?