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Guide to the best woodworking videos on YouTube

29 days ago by Steve Diogo | 19 comments »

As a beginning woodworker, I’ve spent untold hours watching woodworking videos on YouTube. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve become convinced that YouTube is one of the main drivers of the current woodworking renaissance. But while there’s a lot of great woodworking videos out there, there’s also a lot of crap. Since I don’t have a lot of woodworking skills to share on LumberJocks, I thought I could provide a service by pointing out the YouTube woodworking te...

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Charles Rohlfs Oak Desk, Stickley Ellis Table & Iconic Crafts, Nelson Atkins Art Gallery Kansas City

717 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 23 comments »

Wow! I made it, I finally made it, and oh what a surprise to find a museum with Iconic Furniture pieces intermixed with a lot of European, Asian, Native American, Egyptian, and some strange Contemporary Stuff that someone else calls “art”. ————————- WARNING: If you are easily offended by my silly notions of what looks good and is well built, please don’t read any farther. I’m just giving my opinions, that is what ...

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Inspired Design #3: Henry Built

2184 days ago by FritzM | 6 comments »

Known mainly for their kitchens, Henry Built produces some stunning modern wood furniture.

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Design Article for WOOD Magazine

232 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 15 comments »

The October 2013 issue of WOOD Magazine is now on the stands and inside you will find my latest article. One of the most frequent questions I receive is how do I get inspiration for my designs. This is also a topic the editors at WOOD Magazine get requests for, so they asked if I would share a page on how I get inspiration for design. The topic of design and getting inspiration can actually become a pretty lengthy topic and a very complex one which can easily fill a book. But we boi...

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Exposure in Thrillist.com

463 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 10 comments »

A Web Of Connections You never know the connections that might be made from being in a show, exhibition, or getting published. It seems like it is never is a straight line in arriving to that point nor where you may go from there. It is more like a spider web of connections and interconnections. Since being included in the fine woodworking exhibition at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, I have all sorts of emails and contacts that have come my direction. One of them was from the exe...

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Short Shavings #6: The most important tool

1323 days ago by Div | 9 comments »

I have some meaningful words posted on a large sign above my workbench. It describes the only tool one really needs to accomplish any project. I want to share it: “Nothing in the world can take theplace of persistence… Talent will not; nothing is more commonthan unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius isalmost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full ofeducated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge

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Tips for Designing and Finding Inspiration

215 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 9 comments »

With the release of my latest article in WOOD magazine on design, it prompted more requests for a video on designing and how I find inspiration. In this video I share the lifestyle habits I have that allow me to keep finding inspiration, recording those ideas, and developing the designs. For an example, I share how I turned a Japanese torii gate into a stairwell barrier, bucking the standard design of newell posts, balusters, and handrail. While the subject of designing can get pretty d...

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Herman Miller Design and Production Video

1929 days ago by Todd A. Clippinger | 19 comments »

What I should be doing… is getting my shop in order because I got a truckload of wood and sheet goods from guy that was moving his shop. I have a built-in banquette to get going on in the shop now that the holidays and family mayhem are behind us (in a good grandkids way.) I found gold! Actually what I found was a Herman Miller prduction video while digging through the Furnitude blog by LJ member Mitch. I just LOVE Herman Miller. What is very important about this video is th...

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Restoring grandfathers tools #1: Setting a stage

689 days ago by Tugboater78 | 9 comments »

I have always aspired to do something creative. I love the challenge and the rewards of taking an idea and bringing it to reality using my mind, heart, and hands. I grew up as a farmer, cattle, pigs, chickens, tobacco, milking to some extent as well. My papaw on my fathers side taught me those skills, as well as other things. My maternal grandfather was a handyman, businessman, and teacher. He taught me many different things. Repairing things around the house, fixing lawnmowers, and woodwo...

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"Level Playing Fields of Granular Wood" --by RusticWoodArt

2416 days ago by frank | 2 comments »

Level Playing Fields of Granular Wood ….mindless matter passes my way, seeking to enthrall as all-ready enchant my senses, since why have the else of speaking words begun to slow down, as i am captivated by imagination in this atmosphere of wood…. —-wood lives with quality at being, wood loves as quietly being, wood gives quantity in being, wood allows me quantium of being…. —-and so it was that one day, i walked away from where all the dead gathered at...

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