Author Archives: Shawn Graham - wortheffort woodworking

About Shawn Graham - wortheffort woodworking

Shawn Graham spent the better part of a decade in the public school sector teaching high school technology classes. Now he's using content creation via articles, books and video's to scratch that teachers itch. See more of his content and work at wortheffort.com or search wortheffort on YouTube.

Mushroom Your Drawbore Gaps

It’s a shame customers don’t know as much about woodworking as woodworkers. They run their hands over your work and if it’s smooth they think it’s good – whereas you know that’s just the temporary wax on top. It shows the customer nothing about the weeks you spent oiling it daily or the high...

The Bleeding Edge of Risk

In the day of helicopter parents, litigious lawyers and cubicle life how is a person going to experiment with a risk vs. reward model with relative safety?  Woodworking gives us an outlet to analyze, and take the risks that can provide great reward while avoiding the risks don’t. One example is pushing a board through a saw. It doesn’t matter what...

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 spend their entire woodworking careers pursuing it. Here, I’m going to put the subject...