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Installing a Sink with Shaper Origin

New undermount sinks require clean, precise holes in your kitchen or bath countertop. Tune in to learn three ways to make that cut with Shaper Origin. If you've used Origin for home renovation, we'd love to hear from you - let us know in the comments, or send us an email!

September 14, 2023

Studio Update - Custom Anchors, Mirroring, and Selection Manager

We're always working to improve Shaper Studio, and today we're showing off the latest updates: custom anchor points, mirroring, and the new selection manager. Tune in to learn how these new features can help you out in the shop!

September 7, 2023

Cutting Brass with Shaper Origin

Did you know you can cut brass with Shaper Origin? We'll walk you through the details and demonstrate milling and engraving as we make a custom signature plate for a piece of furniture. We'll also show a few other applications, from custom keyhole plates to branding irons.

August 17, 2023

Easy Hardware Installation with Shaper Plate and Hardware Catalog

Shaper's Hardware Catalog includes free templates for over 150 pieces of architectural and fine woodworking hardware, and combining the Hardware Catalog with Shaper Plate makes hardware installation easier than ever. In this show we'll walk through a few of our favorite hardware applications, and show you how to use any Hardware Catalog template to install the hardware of your choice.

August 3, 2023

Custom Finger Pulls with Shaper Origin

Add integrated finger pulls to your next drawer or cabinet with our new router bits. In this Session we'll walk you through the process of routing undercut finger pulls, including design, setup, and cutting. Also on this week's show: giveaways, a new shop tour, and Can You Trace It?: Inlay Edition.

July 20, 2023

Custom Inlays with Shaper Trace

Shaper Trace allows you to go from sketch to vector in seconds. Check out this Session to see how we use Trace and Origin to create custom inlays. Also on this week's show: giveaways, a new shop tour, and the debut of our new segment: "Can you Trace it?"!

July 6, 2023

Introducing Shaper Trace

Shaper Trace allows you to go from sketch to vector in seconds. Tune in to see a live demo, and learn how Trace can help you create digital files for a wide variety of digital fabrications tools and design software.

June 22, 2023

Brass Wire Inlay with Shaper Origin

Get started with Origin by adding a decorative touch to your next project! Following the a basic engraving process, we'll add a pop of color to a small box using brass wire inlay.

June 15, 2023

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

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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