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Tool Closeout Sale and next steps for wortheffort.
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wortheffort is transitioning...


As the brick and mortar school closes the debate has been how to proceed. The goal is always to educate, that's just what teachers do, but we also need to earn a living.

So wortheffort is starting production woodworking. Returning to where our fine woodworking journey started when we were attempting to learn by making small containers in the corner of an efficiency apartment after work. Fortunately, 10 years later... skills and resources have improved.

We're going to focus on containers in the form of boxes, bowls, vases, urns, display cabinets and clocks. One off unique pieces that place a premium on function but with a little classic artistic flair that'll also provide lots of material for future educational resource production. And since my background includes turning, carving, traditional joinery, and technology you can expect to see a broad range and variety of containers and the educational material covering the techniques used in their creation emerging from wortheffort.

This week we are beginning production of some turned boxes that will include sculptural metal inlay and some hand done relief carving. Should be a fun educational follow along in social media thru the design, build and finishing process as each will involve a lathe, CNC, chisels & gouges, aluminum and brass, and techniques with both hand, power, and computer tools. These will be marketed as customizable urns and sold online and thru local galleries and veterinarian clinics. 

After that I've got some wicked ideas for hall clocks that'll let me explore mother of pearl inlays, secret compartments, and percussion.

By taking this approach I hope the woodworking will complement full-time employment or, as needed, supplant it as I don't foresee someone with my experience earning income from only one source. This tack will provide the topics and flexibility to continue providing educational material online, writing for print media (and potentially a textbook), developing live presentations suitable for clubs or trade shows, while provide a meaningful product that'll be cherished for generations to come.

So if you haven't already I suggest you follow us on YouTubeInstagram or Twitter & like us on Facebook, As you'll be able to see our creations on a semi-daily basis to give you a first shot at supporting our educational endeavor thru purchases in our soon to be remodeled online store.

Last chance for heirloom bench... 1 left


We have our last student workbench up for sale. These benches have been used for the past 3 years and everyone has had positive comments about them. Made up of poplar and built to be able to host 4 students (one on each corner) these can easily hold a board on it's edge, end and face.

The top was re-flattened and toothed this week and all the faces sanded smooth. It's practically new looking but will perform the same as always. I do apply a light coat of Danish Oil just to help with glue squeeze out clean up.

Included in the sale are lots of accessories and appliances to make the bench even more functional including: leg vise, twin screw moxon style vise, 2 hold fasts, English and French squares, and some other special bonuses.

Delivery in Texas and surrounding states could be arranged.


 

Demonstrator Plane...




Our short-term blowout sale of the last of our Krenov-style planes was a success as we're sold out. And from what I've heard the recipients were really impressed.

But I forgot one, our demonstrator. This plane was is the first of the design I made and over the past six months has been the plane students and customers have been trying out, learning to adjust, and marveling at it's comfort. I wouldn't call it a prototype because all the production ones are exactly the same. It's just the first of the batch.

Other than a few microns more wear on the blade this one is ready for use just like all the others we've sold.

And I'm putting it up for sale for...

only $95!

it's availalbe for purchase at our online store right now (unless its already sold.)

It uses the tall 4" hock blade at the 2" width which I like because the radius can be made much smoother and it's tall enough for easy adjustment. 



I've decided to also liquidate the rest of our shop made tools. So for now we have 2 English Squares for only $50.



And French Squares for $20!


 

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wortheffort is now proud to be shown at these fine galleries
The Renner Project

3018 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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2151 S. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Jaya Furniture

902 N Lamar Blvd,
Austin, TX 78703
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