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0101 - Grids, Small Parts, and Vertical Workholding with Workstation (Candy Machine Part 3 of 3)

We're wrapping up our candy machine build with Shaper Workstation, our solution for fixturing a wide variety of parts. In this week's show we'll cover setting up for small parts and vertical parts, along with a deeper dive into Origin's Grid function.

February 23, 2024

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Cutting Acrylic with Shaper Origin (Candy Machine Part 2 of 3)

Did you know that you can cut acrylic, soft metals, and other materials besides wood with Shaper Origin? This week, we're continuing our three-part series taking you step-by-step through a great starter project - a plywood candy machine. This Thursday, part two will be covering how to cut acrylics and other plastics, correct bits and settings, as well as a special announcement for an upcoming contest!

February 9, 2024

Cutting Plywood with Shaper Origin (Candy Machine Part 1 of 3)

Ever wondered where to get started with Shaper Origin? This week we're starting a three-part series taking you step-by-step through a great starter project - a plywood candy machine. We're kicking it off by routing the plywood parts, and while we're at it we'll show you how to deal with some of the most common beginner's mistakes.

January 26, 2024

Knobs and Handles with Shaper Origin

To kick off 2024, we're starting with a fun way to customize your shop - wooden knobs and handles for your tools, jigs, and fixtures! In this show you'll learn how to cut pre-made knob templates from ShaperHub, how to design your own simple knobs without even touching a computer, and how to design even more intricate knobs with Shaper Studio.

January 12, 2024

Introducing the Edge Mortising Adapter

The Edge Mortising Adapter enables vertical workholding with Shaper Plate, making hardware installation and large joinery easier than ever. In this show we'll show you how to set up the Edge Mortising Adapter and how to use it in our favorite applications.

December 15, 2023

Introducing Kirby Cove and the Connected Caliper

With new accessories and a fresh software update, we have a lot to talk about! Tune in this week to learn all about Kirby Cove, Shaper's latest free software update for Origin, including new on-tool design capabilities. We'll also show you how the new Connected Caliper sends precise measurements directly to Origin, with just the click of a button.

December 1, 2023

Sketching and Digital Design with Shaper Trace + Studio

Trace works seamlessly with Shaper Studio, our simplified digital design tool for craftspeople. Join us as we demonstrate how these two powerful tools come together to streamline your foam layout arrangements, enhance signage with customized text, and more!

November 17, 2023

Engravings, Inlays, and More with Shaper Trace + Origin

In our last episode we showed you how to use Trace with a wide variety of digital fabrication tools. Today, we're going deep with Shaper Origin, our handheld CNC machine, as we demonstrate customized engravings, inlays, and more!

October 26, 2023

Sessions 0093: Welcome to Trace

Trace is Shaper's latest tool, enabling you to go from sketch to vector in seconds. Follow along on this Session as we unbox a new Trace kit and show you how it works! To help you get the best results, we'll cover every feature, share our recommended do's and dont's, and demonstrate a few community-inspired projects.

October 12, 2023

Greene and Greene Furniture with Darrell Peart

September 28, 2023

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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