A few of us are interested in getting a Shaper Origin for the shop. However, this effort is going to require some upfront contributions from the membership.
First of all, here’s a short video on the Shaper Origin:
The total package is around $3000
One extremely generous member is willing to put up $1000 towards the machine. We need about 7 more people, at $300 each to go ahead and purchase the machine.
The funds will be donated to ASMBLY, and ASMBLY will purchase the machine.
The Shaper will be kept locked up when not in use.
Early on, usage will be limited to the donating members, but classes will be offered, like other shop classes, and those that take the class will have access to the machine.
The purchase will be for the Shaper Origin and the worktable. While it will come with bits and some Shaper tape, users will be expected to provide their own, once the initial bits break or tape runs out. To be clear, this purchase is not coming from the ASMBLY budget. It is coming from funds donated specifically for the Shaper Origin.
Inlays, profile cutouts, dovetail drawers? All possible. Yes, there is definitely some overlap with the large CNC, but this tool offers other capabilities as well. Not the least of which is a well developed interface and an online user community.
If you are intested and can contribute $300, please let me know. You can email me directly at email@example.com.
Once we reach a total funds needed, we’ll be closing of the list.