Thanks Todd Clippinger

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Blog entry by shack posted 1713 days ago 743 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 1713 days ago

Todd is top notch!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 1713 days ago

Yea Todd

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1713 days ago

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

-- John @

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 1713 days ago

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 1713 days ago

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 †

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#6 posted 1713 days ago

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 1713 days ago

I’ll second, third and fourth that sentiment.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 1713 days ago

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 1713 days ago

ATTA boy Todd. Hurah!!

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 1713 days ago

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 1712 days ago

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 1712 days ago

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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 1712 days ago

Thanks for the cheers and the chuckles Brad_Nailor.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 1712 days ago

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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