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Offline HowardH

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Fun with Shaper Origin
« 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.




« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 09:40 PM by HowardH »
Howard H
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Offline contendernut

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #1 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

Offline HowardH

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #2 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. 
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

mft1080, P1cc, MFT/3, T15, TID-18, RO150FEQ, MT55cc, RTS400, CT22, CT36E, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900 rails, OF 2200, OF1400, CSX, C18, VacSys, Vecturo, Qwas dogs, Parf Dogs, Zobo's, Syslite Uni, CMS GE. Mafell DDF40, Sawstop contractor, PM 1500, Shaper Origin. Felder AF-14

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #3 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.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #4 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.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #5 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.

Offline HowardH

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #6 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. 
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

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Offline capww8

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #7 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.

Offline Sbradley0911

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #8 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.....

Offline fritter63

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #9 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.

Offline Sbradley0911

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Re: Fun with Shaper Origin
« Reply #10 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