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Building a Midcentury Lounge Chair with Shaper Origin

This week we'll talk about fixturing, mortise & tenon joinery, AutoPass, and more as we build a classic midcentury-inspired lounge chair. Follow along and check out the project on ShaperHub to build your own!

May 25, 2023

Flooring Inlays with Origin and Studio

Learn how Shaper Origin can help you make quick work of large inlays, and how Shaper Studio enables you to design your own custom patterns. Plus, we announce the winners of our Studio Design Challenge!

May 11, 2023

Tips for Production Woodworking with Mike Coffey

Join us as we talk with Mike Coffey of Coffey Custom Builds about woodworking with Origin, including Mike's top tips for boosting your productivity in the shop.

April 27, 2023

Making Custom Signs with Origin and Studio

Shaper Studio has everything you need to get started designing your own custom signs. In this show we'll design a custom sign from scratch, then show you our favorite materials and techniques to bring your sign to life!

April 13, 2023

Chairmaking with Caleb James

March 30, 2023

Mortise and Tenon Joinery

Learn all there is to know about cutting this classic joint with Origin! Quick and accurate mortise and tenons are easy to make with Origin and Workstation, and with Shaper Studio we'll show you how to get even more creative.

March 16, 2023

Quick Connections with Keilverbinder and Origin

Keilverbinder dovetail connectors provide quick, secure connections for furniture and cabinetry. Tune in to see how Jake and Russ use them for everything from shop fixtures to table legs!

March 3, 2023

Making a Marking Gauge with Shaper Origin

Shaper Origin is a great way to make fast and accurate tools for your shop. In this show, we'll teach you how to make your own marking gauge, and we'll show off a great spar gauge design by our friend Caleb James!

February 17, 2023

Studio Pro Tips

Want to learn how to get the most out of Shaper Studio? In this Session we'll share our Pro Tips on everything from duplicating files to rounding corners!

January 20, 2023

Meet the Hosts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.


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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