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New Tools

I bought a new tool today. It might sound strange but that is unusual for me. I don’t buy many tools anymore other than replacement blades when I wear them out. I did pick up a 30 year old lunch … Continue reading

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Turning Creativity into Process

A general truth in the engineering world is if you’re making one then just make it. If you’re making two then it’s dealers choice. But, if you’re making three or more it’s time to start building templates and jigs. Woodworkers … Continue reading

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Why We Build the Way We Do

I like to think I’m above average in the amateur enthusiast level of woodworker (don’t we all.) Still, even at my level of expertise I recognize a bit of snobbery in myself. Last weekend I tried a new market to … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Teaching Woodworking – Get away from your bench/desk (7 of 12)

Be it a visit to your garage shop, a middle school shop class, a woodworking store, or a paid for class you have got to offer one-on-one education to any student in front of you. Most woodworking classes are going … Continue reading

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Technology Wanted

Back in October of 2011 I wrote a blog post about the technology setup I used to start my online presence. At the time it was truly a bare minimum of hardware that was already a bit dated with some … Continue reading

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FOX 7 News

We were featured in 3 two minute segments on FOX 7 Good Day News today. A last minute thing arranged last night. They posted one of the three segments to their website. MyFoxAustin | KTBC | Fox 7 Austin | … Continue reading

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Holiday Trees made “The Graham Way”

Dad’s best selling item, besides bowls, are these holiday sculptures the he’s been making these past three years. We will be offering some of the nicer large meta trees for sale on our website, wortheffort.com/store/. You can also pick up … Continue reading

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SWAT Turning Symposium 2013

Southwest Area Woodturnrers Association annual 2013 symposium in Waco TX was fun, educational, and inspiring as usual. Here’s my 3rd annual synapses of the cool pieces and some of the great presenters such as Jimmy Clewes (more speed, more fire) … Continue reading

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What is Kickstarter

Help Support the School Launch. We have a Kickstarter campaign going to help fund the school!. I’ve been asked ‘what is Kickstarter?’ Officially it is an all or nothing crowdsourcing campaign that is an alternative for businesses seeking startup capital. … Continue reading

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111 Days to go… TABLE TOP TIME

Since I found a location and signed the lease for the school in San Marcos it has been a mad dash to get prepared. Every moment besides promotional opportunities like Barton Creek Artist Market at the Barton Creek Mall in … Continue reading

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