One of the things I love to do when I travel for work is find a good woodworking spot to kill some free time. On a trip to Austin in July, I reached out to Shawn Graham of Worth Effort Woodworking. Shannon Rogers and Chris Schwarz have taught there in the past, which is where I first heard about it.
Shawn was more than gracious and even dedicated a youtube episode to one of the lessons he gave me. We also discussed how some of the principles he’s utilizing can help us back here in Cleveland at the NCCW. In his latest newsletter, he mentioned he’ll be focusing on production work next as the school isn’t paying the bills for now. Here are some shots of the shop, which I’ll be using for inspiration both at home and with the club.
I can’t encourage you enough to get out and see other woodworker’s spaces. You always leave with something new either for your shop, your designs, or your house (as seen below). This reminds me, I’ll be in St. Louis next week: WHAT SHOULD I CHECK OUT?
Shawn, if you read this, I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you the next time I’m in Austin.