Shaper Tools empowers future woodworkers

Photo By San Jacinto High School/Roy Castillo

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Shaper Tools, a company of advanced woodworking technology, recently joined forces with the San Jacinto Unified School District to provide and Enrichment learning experience for high school furniture students.

Ben Angerer, Shaper Tools’ West Coast Education representative, led an engaging woodworking clinic for second- and third-year furniture students, showcasing the integration of shapers technology into the component curriculum and plan of procedure style students are familiar. In a three-hour session, students from the four-year Wood Tech program at San Jacinto High School were introduced to the project planning and digital utilities available with Shaper Origin, including the browser-based drafting utility Shaper Studio. 


Under Angerer’s guidance, the students completed a design build tutorial, creating small trivets using files from the design library Shaper Hub and deploying the at hand design utility Shaper Trace. 

Roy Castillo, the Wood Tech instructor, praised Shaper Tools for simplifying technology with accessible adjustments in plain language. “CNC curriculum can be a chore, but shapers browser-based design space keeps it simple and Origin’s post process at the machine enables hands on cam access with an introductory conversational approach”. 

Angerer provided valuable feedback to the teachers initial prep for the clinic, facilitated improvements, and demonstrated the ease of using Shaper Origin for CNC operations. 

‘’Shaper Tools is proud to partner with educational institutions like SJUSD’s to give students hands-on learning experiences and to further education across the United States.” Commented Philipp Glaser, co-CEO of Shaper Tools.

The Shaper Studio Team looks forward to further collaboration with SJUSD, “recognizing the impact of such partnerships advancing education and skills development," said Angerer.

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