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SessionDecember 10th, 2021|12:00 AM UTC

Installing Custom Hardware with Origin

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Installing Custom Hardware with Origin

Installing custom hardware with Origin is a breeze. Learn how you can use Origin + Workstation to quickly install hardware from your favorite suppliers in an array of projects.

December 10, 2021

Last Minute Gifts with Origin

It's the middle of December - are your gifts done yet? Origin to the rescue! Jake and Russ finish a custom picture frame in thirty minutes flat and share a few more of their favorite last minute #shapermade gifts.

December 16, 2021

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Marquetry & Inlay with Origin

Join Jake and Russ as they walk you through marquetry with Origin. We'll build Jake's mountain landscape design and teach you the ins and outs of making your own designs on Origin.

November 12, 2021

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Fixturing tips and tricks with Shaper Workstation

Russ and Noah demonstrate fixturing tricks and tips in a deep dive with Shaper Workstation. Learn how you can streamline and improve your workflows with Origin + Workstation.

October 28, 2021

Bent Lamination

Join Russ and Jake to learn more about bent lamination techniques with Origin as they build a generatively designed mirror.

October 14, 2021

Using Origin to Make a Crosscut Sled

Jake highlights a ShaperHub project from Randall for an Origin-built table saw sled! A crucial jig for any shop with a table saw, a good cross cut sled makes repeatable operations easier, safer and more accurate. And with Origin, it's a breeze to make and customize the sled for your needs.

September 30, 2021

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Leah Amick's Elate Lamp Build

Russ and Jake show off an awesome new project from Leah Amick—the Elate Lamp! Join us during our September promo for this fun and educational project build. We'll go over all the intricate part making and assembly of this beautiful lamp.

September 16, 2021

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Making Turning Templates with Origin

Join Jake in a demonstration of how to use Origin to make wood turning templates for the lathe. Templates are a great way to keep your shapes consistent on all four legs of a stool or table.

September 2, 2021

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Building Tambour Doors with Origin

We'll show you what tambour is and how to create a sliding tambour door with Origin.

August 26, 2021

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Summer Camping Chair Build

We're doing a live project build of a Summer Camping Chair! We'll be highlighting Origin's extensive on-tool design capabilities as we create precision through tenons and we'll take advantage of all the improvements to project design that have arrived with Inverness, our latest free system update for Origin.

August 5, 2021

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Welcome To Inverness

We'll show you everything you need to know about Inverness—our latest free system update for Origin. Inverness makes designing projects on Origin now better than ever.

July 22, 2021

Meet the Hosts

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Jake

Jake is a Senior Applications Specialist at Shaper and is fast becoming one of the most experienced Origin users in the world. Outside of Shaper, Jake is an artist and an avid wood turner.

Sessions host SamSessions host Sam

Sam was raised on a farm in rural New Zealand and trained as an architect. He’s previously worked as a technical director in the film and advertising industry and now works at Shaper Tools as a product futurist. When not in the Shaper workshop, he can usually be found working in his home shop.

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Russ is a designer and engineer who uses the latest manufacturing technology to bring humanity to our manufactured world, from generative organic shapes to customizable parametric designs. He began working at Shaper Tools in 2021.

Shawn is the Product Lead for Origin. He came to Shaper via the worlds of movie magic and consumer electronics in 2017. His favorite thing is to use Origin to bring an idea to life in less than an hour.

Testimonials

I just want to give you guys HUGE KUDOS for the Shaper Sessions series and the amount of other videos available. They have been tremendously helpful to me as I learn to use my SO. Love this tool and I learn how to incorporate it into my design and work more and more each day. Thanks again!

Hud Peters

As a Shaper owner, I wanted to thank you for the Shaper Sessions—I have found them very useful and inspirational for how to use Origin.  I’m typically not able to watch them live, but have gone back and viewed almost all of them later on.

Adam Woodbury

Another interesting presentation form the Shaper team and their guest! These sessions are great for introducing new ideas to people like myself who would never have thought of this type of application. Thanks!

Peter Quinn

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