Shaper Origin is a handheld precision router. Origin combines robotic accuracy with the flexibility of a hand tool. This two day course will teach students what they need to successfully bring Origin into their own workshop. Learn about the machine and its capabilities, then get hands-on and build the Shaper Vertical Workstation, a fixture that makes it easy to accomplish fast and accurate joints. Optionally, this class leads into Intermediate Projects with Shaper Origin (August 7-9) where you can put your skills and newly minted Vertical Workstation to good use in two furniture projects. Shaper tools (Shaper) is a San Francisco-based company fusing robotics with handheld tools to simplify the process of making items.