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Offline Owego

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Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« on: March 14, 2017, 03:44 PM »
Anyone have experience with one of the Shaper Origin bases ?
 

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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 03:56 PM »
I did not think these were set to be delivered until later this year, early 2018. ..?

From their site "Batch 2 pre-orders are estimated to begin delivery January 2018"

Offline Owego

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 09:45 PM »
I thought "Batch one"  was to be delivered Feb of 2017.  Thought maybe some FOGers might have gotten one.

Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 10:44 PM »
Oh, I thought batch one was September of 2017.? I am sure there will be a ton of reviews and videos once these reach end users. Sure does look interesting

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 06:41 PM »
Yea no one has them yet except those that where hooked up for reviews or promotional purposes. All the years theyve been working on that thing and they still arent out. I plan to wait a year or two AFTER they finally come out and get into the hands of actual customers before I even consider them an option.
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Offline Z48LT1

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 07:57 PM »
I'm an investor, so don't you go sayin' nuttin' bad about my people, awright?

But seriously, they're having some sort of live event tomorrow, Thursday, at 5:30 PDT according to their Facebook page.

I plan to be there.

Cheers - Gary

PS  According to the FAQ:

Batch 1 pre-orders (taken prior to Feb 1, 2017) will begin shipping September 2017. Batch 2 pre-orders (taken after Feb 1, 2017) will begin shipping January 2018. For specific information about our terms and conditions click here.

I assume I'm in batch 1.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 07:59 PM by Z48LT1 »

Offline rst

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 09:04 PM »
I ordered one in September, even if they only perform as the one's exhibited now I'll be in hog heaven.

Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 09:40 PM »
I'm on the order list after using it at the Festool event.  Expected delivery is Sept 2017 and then the second batch coming in 2018.

I'm excited about what they are up to and the potential of that kind of accuracy without giving up a lot of shop space, plus the option of taking the tool to the job site.

Thanks for the heads-up on the FB Live session tomorrow -


Offline ben_r_

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 10:43 AM »
Every year they say they are going to release them the next year. I first played with one 2 years ago at a Maker Faire in the Bay Area. First heard about them three years ago. I hope they finally do get these released, but its sad how many times and for how many years theyve pushed it out.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 11:31 AM »
FWIW...I just received an e-mail from Shaper stating that they're shipping the first product today.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 02:49 PM »
Ton of how-to videos from the company hit YT last night (kept me up until 1 AM [blink]) so I assumed the first batch must be ready to escape into the wild. Still no post-launch users reviews though.

Mine is in the second batch, eagerly awaiting.

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Offline ear3

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 08:33 PM »
Excellent.  I'm batch two as well, so hopefully I'll be able to learn from the trials and tribulations of the first rounders.
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2017, 11:27 PM »
I have used one in the wild. it is a great piece of kit. I am in batch 2 as well and I think it will make a great addition to my existing CNC zoo.

Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2017, 11:43 PM »
I’m in batch 1 and watched a number of their new how-to and tutorial videos today.  Hoping for a shipping notice in the next couple of weeks.

Offline rylim

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 01:40 PM »
Any coupons that I can use to purchase the Shaper?
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Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 01:49 PM »
Interested as well if there are any coupons left.

Any $100 off coupon referrals I find on the web no longer work. I'm assuming the referral network is just no longer an option.

Any coupons that I can use to purchase the Shaper?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 01:56 PM by bnaboatbuilder »
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Offline Luzzy

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 09:22 PM »
I received my S.O. two weeks ago. Woah. This is an incredible machine with almost limitless uses. Probably just limited by your own creativity(or lack of). Looking forward to seeing more features rolled out in the on tool software. If you haven't been following , my guess is this technology will be a staple in wood shops in the future.

Offline rst

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 04:33 PM »
I finally got a few hours to tinker with my Shaper.  I made kerf inserts for my bandsaw from 6mm UHMW.  It took some tinkering, the time I spent looking at the various videos certainly came in handi.  Next project is to use the coping function to make table saw inserts.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2018, 04:45 PM »
Ditto - I've had mine for about a month and only plugged it in twice.

Had to make a tablesaw jig yesterday that needed 2 slots for sliding clamps (toilet bolts & knobs) so I used the onboard shapes to cut a 1/2" wide slot 1/4" deep and then a 1/4" slot all the way thru. Presto - took me an hour to do 10 minutes worth of work including the learning curve.  [big grin]

Looking forward to really digging in once some other projects are done. And spring finally arrives, it's raining sideways here.

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Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2018, 09:38 AM »
I’ve been enjoying the Origin.  Just completed a few projects and learning the tool.

But THIS is one of the coolest examples of Shaper I have seen. 

https://shapertools.com/blog/posts/april-2018-origin-on-the-job-site

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Yep, that project took some guts. I would be a mite puckered up given the current uncontrolled plunge issue. Total game-changer though in terms of what is possible in the field and small shops.

I plan an all-shaper weekend sometime soon once the weather clear up. I really need to follow the tutorials and get some practice.

Come to think of it, given a little prodding I could be convinced to throw some animal parts on the egg and open up the shop for an afternoon...  [poke]

RMW

I’ve been enjoying the Origin.  Just completed a few projects and learning the tool.

But THIS is one of the coolest examples of Shaper I have seen. 

https://shapertools.com/blog/posts/april-2018-origin-on-the-job-site
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 11:24 AM »
But THIS is one of the coolest examples of Shaper I have seen. 

https://shapertools.com/blog/posts/april-2018-origin-on-the-job-site

Just one word...INCREDIBLE

« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 10:01 AM by Cheese »

Offline rst

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Had a chance to play with my Shaper for a while today.  Used Grid function to form 96mm by 96mm pattern to rout 20mm holes.  I did not make a work top, this was just proof of concept.  Hole pattern was perfect according to my Woodpeckers square and the holes were exactly 20mm and my various dogs fit perfectly.  I would not use it to layout an entire top, but it's a great way to start the x and y rows.

Offline neilc

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Re: Shaper Origin Feedback ?
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 09:27 PM »
Another cool project from the shaper forum.

This was done by a guy who had never done woodworking before. 

He had some design assistance but did the project herself.

I think he used Fusion 360 and their organic design capability called 'sculpt' and then a 'slicer' utility to create the grid.

Pretty amazing...




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