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SessionJune 2nd, 2022|11:00 PM UTC

Origin in the Classroom

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Origin in the Classroom

At Shaper, we believe that hands-on learning is key to a successful education. With Shaper Origin in the classroom, the traditional shop class experience can be safely adapted to a variety of subjects, effectively teaching digital design skills, creative thinking, and problem solving. On this special Shaper Session, we'll chat with teacher Mel Goodwin about his and his students' experiences with Origin.

June 2, 2022

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Project Build - Leah Amick's Plant Stand

This week on Shaper Sessions we're building Leah Amick's latest project - an adjustable plant stand, built to accommodate pots of various diameters through clever joinery. Learn about working with threaded inserts, design for repeatability, and joinery with Origin as we build Leah's plant stand live!

May 5, 2022

Project Build: Jake's Chair

You've seen Jake's build progress on Instagram, and it's finally time to unveil the result! Jake's #shapermade chair came with some great successes and interesting challenges, and we're excited to share everything we learned with you - from furniture joinery to Danish cord weaving and more.

April 21, 2022

Inlay 201: Sand Shading

Sand shading is unique a way to give your inlays depth, found everywhere from Federalist furniture to intricate marquetry. Traditional shading patterns can be cut with hand tools, but what happens when you want to make something more intricate? In this Session, join Jake and Russ as they use sand shading to add dimension to the petals of a Columbine flower.

April 7, 2022

Origin Pro Tips

Have you ever wondered: "What is the best way to apply ShaperTape?", "How do I make my Z-touch as accurate as possible?", or "How tight should a collet really be?" In this Session on Origin Pro Tips we'll answer all of your most common questions, along with as many Pro Tips we can pack in. Make sure to tune in live to participate in the post-show Q&A!

March 24, 2022

#shaperboxchallenge: Winner Announcement

Join us for a special Shaper Session as we announce the winners of the Shaper Box Challenge with our international panel of judges!

March 10, 2022

Philip Morley's Tea Rack

Philip Morley's Tea Rack is coming soon on ShaperHub! Check it out as Jake and Russ walk you through some of the project's finer details, including Philip's tips for wedged tenons and hand-shaped edge profiles.

March 4, 2022

#shaperboxchallenge - Jake's Project

In honor of our Shaper Box Challenge happening right now, Jake dives into his box and all the lessons learned along the way. From unique Workstation fixtures and multi-sided cuts to an array of different cutters, there were a ton of challenges and techniques that he used to create his box.

February 25, 2022

Premium Project Build: Candle Holder

If you don't know where to start with Origin, start here. This free Premium Project will teach you step-by-step how to scan, design, and cut these tasteful, customizable candleholders. ShaperHub Premium Projects are designed by exceptional creators, are tested in-house, and are meticulously documented to guide you every step of the way.

February 11, 2022

Marquetry with Ramon Valdez

To create his biggest marquetry panel yet, Ramon Valdez turned to Shaper Origin. In this Session we'll chat with Ramon about his newly-developed process for marquetry with Origin and commercial veneers, as well as reveal Ramon's new project on ShaperHub - a marquetry panel of Shiprock National Lardmark, found near his home in New Mexico.

January 28, 2022

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.

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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.

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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