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Written article by a wortheffort writer.

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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State of School Address 2014

wortheffort’s first annual “State of the School Address” (2014) This being the first we discuss the school inspiration, research, location, go on a shop tour, talk about current situation and what we are changing. Plus I introduce the instructors for … Continue reading

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What are they learning?

For 2014 I’m issuing you a challenge. One that could affect our society for generations. Build one quality project a year, starting this year, with your teen until they leave home. And do the same with your grand kids. This … Continue reading

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