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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Projects => Topic started by: HowardH on February 04, 2021, 09:33 PM

Title: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: HowardH on February 04, 2021, 09:33 PM
A good friend of mine is CEO of this company so I made a maple cutting board and used the Shaper to do the inlays and engraving.  For the logo, I used epoxy.  I have some white and blue bottled Festool polish coming in any day which should help polish up the epoxy a bit more.  It was a nice learning experience and could lead to a commission to build more, without the Longhorn logo on the flip side as we are both Texas grads, to be used as gifts to clients.

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Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: contendernut on February 04, 2021, 10:01 PM
Nice. There was earlier talk of how much error was in the inlays and joint files, but it looks as if it works great
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: HowardH on February 04, 2021, 10:28 PM
Yes, it is extremely accurate.  I also found, pardon the pun, the thinner the bit, the better things fit.  The longhorn inlay really didn't need glue.  It fit that tight. 
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: jimbo51 on February 05, 2021, 06:54 AM
 "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain

Unfortunately, I have reached the age where I want to tell the truth, but I am not always able to remember what happened. My most frequent truthful statement is, I do not remember you saying that. The second is probably, I do not remember saying that.
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: Crazyraceguy on February 05, 2021, 08:03 PM
 We were just talking about them at work the other day. I really like the idea of the origin, but I haven't yet come across the project that would justify it.
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: Michael Kellough on February 05, 2021, 09:27 PM
We were just talking about them at work the other day. I really like the idea of the origin, but I haven't yet come across the project that would justify it.

It would be great if you had to add fancy inlay to something already installed.
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: HowardH on February 06, 2021, 09:21 AM
We were just talking about them at work the other day. I really like the idea of the origin, but I haven't yet come across the project that would justify it.

It’s one of those tools that you would find projects after you bought it. I have a bunch of projects lined up. I’ve been watching their videos and discovering all kinds of capabilities I didn’t know it had. 
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: capww8 on February 15, 2021, 05:43 PM
I bought an Origin a couple years ago - found it's practical limitations, and just ordered an X-Carve Pro. Digital Fabrication is a slippery slope.
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: Sbradley0911 on March 06, 2021, 09:33 AM
Love my Origin, helped my son make a v-day  project a few weeks ago when he decided the night before he wanted to make something for mommy.....
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: fritter63 on March 07, 2021, 05:52 PM
It is definitely on my list. A friend of mine was an early adopter and has one. I recently had to do a bunch of "soul searching" on getting one vs expanding my CNC machine to a full 8 foot capacity. I chose the CNC just because crawling around on my knees on top a sheet of plywood didn't sound like fun.

But certainly is a LOT cheaper to get an infinite capacity on large sheet goods. and if you had a limited number of uses for it, would still be a good deal. If I ever have to downsize the abode, it's how I'll replace the CNC machine.
Title: Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
Post by: Sbradley0911 on March 09, 2021, 06:34 PM
I agree that if you already have a cnc that expanding it is probably a better solution for your needs but I still like my capability of doing an inlay in a floor on site for a customer and that's about the only time I'm crawling around on the floor with Origin lol.  Usually I work with sheets of plywood on a table or smaller peices on Shapers workstation