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Video episode of wortheffort.

Turn a Carving Mallet

Another of our short, silent film style, artsy-fartsy, videos. This one on making a carving mallet on the lathe.

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Making a Grooving Plane

Making planes is fun and rewarding because you get to make exactly what you use and it’ll likely far outlast your lifetime. There are many different ways of making planes. In this video I make a grooving plane using both … Continue reading

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Seared Turned Pear Bowl

Turning wooden bowls can be a relaxing way to end a hard day at work and in about an hour you can come back inside with a small piece of functional art that will sure to bring a smile to … Continue reading

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Making a Try Square

Follow along as I go thou making a French Style Try Square out of curly maple and cherry. You can make your own or support this little woodworking school by purchasing one on our website ‘’ or visiting our relocation … Continue reading

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Garden Bench Build

Get an entire one-day beginning woodworking course in a hour that could also challenge the experienced as we build a garden bench using one main tool, a hand saw. Proper body mechanics and techniques are the key to success.

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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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Tops, Leverage, Newton & Telekinesis

Turning a Spinning Top to learn basic turning techniques, explain Newton’s Laws of Motion and experiment with Leverage. Along the way we discuss human evolution, beeswax, gear ratios, radius’s, fulcrums, levers, leverage, and Telekinesis.

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The Most Under-Appreciated Joint in Woodworking

A thinly veiled infomercial disguised as a education video over making grooves. Covered are power tools (table saw, router, router table), hand carving with a chisel, using a combination plane, and using a dedicated plow plane. Then we make a … Continue reading

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Dovetails Demystified

Dovetails are a joint anybody can learn to make and in this video we show you two methods in addition to discussing tool options and methods of repairing errors.

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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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