Usually I do projects according to my whim. At the moment I’m finishing a non-woodworking house project, but I now have two pending projects on the bench, three if you count the one I need to do before the summer weather ends. My daughter has asked me to design and build a ‘notebook holder’, two actually, so she can keep them handy at her bedside. Then at church, the gift cajon that I made came by during second service. Now I have an ORDER to make one for another congregat...
How do people engage with your furniture? They look at the form first of course. If they like the shape ofa piece, then they approach it. They eye it to see the wood and the sheen of it. Always, without fail, the very next thing they do is touch the piece. Everyone loves to put their hands on wood because it’s warm, it’s inviting. And if there’s a finish on the wood, then what folks will be touching is that finish. You have to pay attention first to how that finish looks and next how it feels...
It’s been quite a while since I’ve spent time on LJ’s and a very busy couple years for me. As you can see in the pic below, I’ve missed about thirty thousand posts on ‘Handplanes of your dreams’, and about twenty seven thousand posts on Stumpy’s epic monopost! In the past couple years since my last post I’ve gone through a separation, moved twice, bought a house, gotten married and now have an amazing stepdaughter the same age as my biol...
Disclaimer: If you are offended by my references to my Christian Faith, PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY OF MY POSTS. THANK YOU. I have a brand new Work Shop being built for me. I’ll tell you about it in a minute, but first….... I figured it was time for an update on my blog. I’ve been busy this week finishing a few projects before I go into the hospital Tuesday. I also prefabbed a few pieces for a box that I might feel like working on when I get home. The Radiologist is goi...
I went to my Radiologist yesterday and had a follow up MRI. Good news! My three currently active liver tumors haven’t grown any in four months and I am strong enough for a procedure they didn’t think they would be able to do. So I guess you guys are stuck with me for a while longer! The procedure is called a Arterial Chemo Embolization. They go in through both leg arteries into my liver and target the tumors with massive doses of Chemo Therapy. The reason they can do this is be...
Build part 1 of the lathe duplicator series.
Just a short introduction to version 2 of my router powered lathe duplicator/ copier attachment. This router attachment enables the duplication of existing wood turnings or the creation new woodturnings through the use of a template.
Just a quick show of where I make sawdust and a few of the things I’ve put together in the last couple years. More to come, and thanks for watching. http://youtu.be/ljT9b0tWpOk
The weather is looking good. it’s time to Open the doors to the Shop, let the staleness fade as I clean out the shop and get it ready for working order. I’ve got a few projects Lined up on the Horizon. I’ve got 2 Dressers I’ve got to clean up and restore and or repair. I’ve got a Few Signs to work on with my Scroll Saw. And hopefully have some other projects lined up as well. I’m going to be working on a Workbench for my Shop so i can accomish...
In this video I share some tips and suggestions as I show how I handle and transport some of my projects without damaging them. Everybody’s needs are different, but I hope that sharing these tips will help inspire solutions for your needs when handling & transporting projects. Your friend in the shop, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge
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