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Blog entry by shack posted 11-14-2009 02:08 AM 1057 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having troubles with stain rimming are fish eyeing, not sure which one. Well I remembered seeing Todds video on applying finish. So I called him spent about twenty minutes on the phone with him and he gave me several tips. They payed off I was able too finish the project for a customer. I have admired his work and videos on here for a few years now he is top notch. He is allways willing too help others on here when they have a problem. Many others here are as well aint this site great.

The project was an oak table top that I sanded and stripped twice, with chemical stripper and used a cleaner after that . It had been used for years and put up in an attic, finish was worn bad in spots. Several types of furniture polish had been used on it. The approns and legs took the stain fine the first time just the top was a problem. The stain I had too use on it was a poly stain too match other pieces in the room. Did I mention I hate poly stains , quick note I have found that if you heat them and strain them you get better results. But I still HATE THEM.

I will stop rambbling now just wanted too say thanks and remind all of you how lucky we are too have people like Todd here. And if I can ever help any of you just ask I will gladly give my number .

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 03:23 AM

Todd is top notch!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 03:42 AM

Yea Todd

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 05:43 AM

Way to go John and two thumbs up for Todd. That’s what makes this site so great!

-- John @

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 06:29 AM

Aw, gee fellas! I’m just sharing the knowledge like others shared with me. Passing the torch, so to speak.

John, I am glad to see things turned out well and I had a great time talking with you. When you called it was like a mini – LJ get together for me:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 06:41 AM

Todd thanks for the help to a fellow woodworker. Hip – Hip- Horrah.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 07:17 AM

Thats the kind of things that make this site one of the best in woodworking….great info….lots of folks willing to help and a bunch of good folk that love to work with wood…..

Kudos to Todd…..Those videos are great…excellent reference material…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 03:17 PM

I’ll second, third and fourth that sentiment.

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 03:25 PM

Todd is great.

I think if you wanted to talk to him face to face, you’d have to climb a mountain.

He’s considered a Woodworking Guru. <(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 04:26 PM

ATTA boy Todd. Hurah!!

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 04:56 PM

Finding someone to give an opinion is easy. Finding someone to give useful advice is next to impossible. Many thanks to Todd for all the useful advice he has offered to LJs.

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 09:34 PM

My 2 cents; Todd is just a nice guy and that’s the kind of stuff nice guys do. There seems to be a lot of people like that around here. I wrote Todd and e-mail not that long ago after he put out his scrapper video. Got a reply the same day. Thanks a bunch.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 11-14-2009 10:16 PM

Gimmie a “T”
Gimmie a “O”
gimme two “D”s
Whats that spell?
Whats that spell?....

No, really…whats that spell?


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#13 posted 11-14-2009 11:22 PM

Thanks for the cheers and the chuckles Brad_Nailor.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 11-15-2009 04:19 AM

Todd is definitely a go to guy for problem solving, I’m sure you all know he was quoted in a thesis paper recently. Todd Clippinger PhD. (Doctor of Wood)

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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