Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Tool Designs in Woodworking

*** previously published on Popular Woodworking’s Blog *** Woodworking tool design progresses slowly. While it’s easy to state that today we have some of the best woodworking tools ever, the designs haven’t changed much. I mean, when a manufacturer takes … Continue reading

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ESL Students as Woodworking Role Models

*** previously published on Popular Woodworking’s Blog *** Don’t ya just hate those woodworkers who seemingly pick up and master new skills effortlessly? (A certain Village Carpenter and Heritage Woodworker come to my mind.) This type of person is truly … Continue reading

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Letting Down the Next Generation of Woodworkers

*** previously published on Popular Woodworking’s Blog *** I’m a big fan of Mike Rowe, the “Dirty Jobs” guy. I say that having only seen a few episodes of that show. I came to know him from his Ted Talks, … Continue reading

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Social Media is not marketing and what’s coming soon…

Our goal at wortheffort has always been to operate a brick and mortar woodworking school that specialized in teaching the local community basic woodworking skills with a focus on reinforcing academia for teens in the process. Everything else from product … 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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Woodworking Educator Litmus Test

Litmus tests are a necessary evil in life. In the sciences they are a critical tool; in a social context they’re a justification for exclusion, and a rationale for prejudice. Having said that… Woodworking is not a science and during … Continue reading

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