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Tips for Designing and Finding Inspiration

09-14-2013 05:43 PM 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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Exposure in Thrillist.com

01-09-2013 06:15 PM 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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Great Feats in Woodworking #1: World's Largest Cider Press

09-22-2011 06:21 PM by superstretch | 8 comments »

I was amazed to see this today.. It’s hard to believe that just about everything is made out of oak, including the press screw!—and its still the original one! I keep coming across amazing things like this. A blog post can contain items that serve as inspiration, so I think this fits.

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Herman Miller Design and Production Video

01-04-2009 08:11 PM 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

05-29-2012 07:05 AM 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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The Best of 'Wood Art" #10: "Polyporus betulinus" --by RusticWoodArt

01-11-2008 02:56 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Polyporus betulinus ....just thought I would post a shot of one of my keepers of the ideas that fungi around inside my head, before manifesting their molds of desire in the mind-full beauty of ‘wood art’…. And so if any want to follow, then here’s a short course in General Mycology….or as some may say,....WHO-ology and WHAT-ology….! Walking the woods and gathering wood is not the only thing I gather, since what good is wood unless ones starts to un...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #12: How Design Starts

07-24-2014 02:47 AM by Gary Rogowski | 2 comments »

Design starts with a pattern in the sky, a curl in the stem of a plant, the swirl in a coffee cup. It starts with an idea. There is no one single place from which it begins. And so the designer must grab serendipity when it strikes and use it as a stepping stone, a starting point, and then choose from the infinite number of choices then possible. Inspiration is serendipitous. Design on the other hand is hard work and trials and errors and execution. It is iteration and reiteration. It has ...

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Short Shavings #6: The most important tool

09-02-2010 08:27 PM 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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random #24: list of favorite woodworkers

08-12-2009 08:20 AM by Gary Fixler | 1 comment »

While searching up something else on the Google last night, I stumbled upon an exactly 900 day old post on our very own LJs site in which user ToolCrib asked the question Who are YOUR top five most influential woodworkers?. ToolCrib (Garrett) then went on to compile that list to his own site here. I thought I’d repost that effort on the 900th day as a little look back at who everyone thought was inspirational a few years ago, but then I fell asleep early, so here it is, 901 days later :)

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Carving Inspiration

12-11-2016 10:20 PM by Brit | 17 comments »

Working in central London as I have been for the past 5 years, I draw a lot of inspiration from some of the architecture and history that I walk past every day. So many of my fellow commuters just rush along either glued to their mobile phones or staring at the pavement. Sometimes I want to scream at them to LOOK UP! There is so much beauty around us (both natural and man-made) that can invigorate us and brighten our day if we only let it. I have seen a lot of amazing carving on my travels (m...

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