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The Best Way to Learn is to be Selfish

A few weeks ago I did my first podcast with the crew at Modern Woodworkers Association. Couldn’t tell you a word I said. Utter terror does that to ya I guess. Hopefully there won’t be a petition after the episode … Continue reading

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Pegging Dovetails

Peg a joint and you add a mechanical lock. It’s why so much was pegged in situations where the antique glues would fail. Pretty much all joints can be pegged and there are numerous methods and materials used in pegged … Continue reading

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SWAT

For the past 4 years I’ve been going to the Southwest Area Turners Association Symposium (SWAT) held in Waco during the summer. This is the second largest turning symposium in the country and it is by far the biggest inspiration for … Continue reading

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Tool Storage for the Rest of Us

Tool storage – is it the most controversial subject in the craft? People have debated it. Great books have been dedicated to it. Philosophies have developed and wars fought over it (well, at least flame wars). I’m quite sure many woodworkers … Continue reading

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Woodworking: A Tool for Developing Imagination

Like most latchkey kids who grew up in the ’80s, I watch too much TV. If you are ever in my shop you’ll likely see a small TV on in the background. Do I really pay attention to it? Not … Continue reading

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Taking Woodworking Classes on what You Already Know

*** previously published on Popular Woodworking’s Blog*** Continuing education should be a priority in your life – especially in areas such as favorite hobbies! The longer you travel down the path of a particular subject, however, you gain more knowledge … Continue reading

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Hand Tools vs Power Tools for Beginners

*** previously posted to Popular Woodworking’s Blog *** Do you start a kid (or kid at heart) down the woodworking rabbit hole via hand tools, power tools or both? The more time I spend teaching woodworking, observing students learning and … Continue reading

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Teachers are Vampires

As we discussed in our April newsletter May is going to be an exciting month for wortheffort. We’ve finally started making inroads with the local press and community getting the word out that we actually exist. Last month our behind … Continue reading

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wortheffort is closing in San Marcos

Wortheffort is closing. After a year of effort it’s become painfully obvious that ther just isn’t enough population to support a school like this in a small Texas town such as San Marcos. So we are looking at relocating. To … Continue reading

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Zombies and Wood

This is not our normal project video. It’s a portion of a video I made but decided not to publish. But, I thought the analogy might help explain how wood moves to some people. Saving you money and time in … Continue reading

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