I love talking to other woodworkers and hearing how their journey in the craft started. I recently met Madison Swords, and I just loved his story of how he got started in woodworking, so I had to share it with you. Madison is a self-taught wood...
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Location: Billings, MT
I am a self taught Designer~Craftsman. My business is "Todd A. Clippinger~American Craftsman."
I started doing home remodels in 1997 and I developed a penchant for working on period homes. I always had a need to repair or duplicate period trim, doors and built-ins. I discovered that not very many people could do this type of work, but I found that I enjoyed the challenge and I was good at it.
I eventually became introduced to the world of fine woodworking and made the cross-over. I became a juried artist in the 2007 Western Design Conference based on my craftsmanship and design. My projects include fitted and freestanding furniture and furnishings.
I am self-taught, I never had an apprenticeship or formal training. But my development was not without the help and advice of others. I feel a responsibility to share the knowledge with others as freely as it was shared with me, and the internet has provided a great opportunity to do this.
My motto is "Share the Love~Share the Knowledge." I believe that this is the spirit of a true American Craftsman. I try to fulfill this philosophy at my woodworking blog found at http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com.
My old website: http://www.amcraftsman.com
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com
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|added blog entry||Nick's CNC Table||10-06-2014 01:20 AM|
|commented on||Dust Collection Update||09-29-2014 04:21 AM|
|commented on||Outdoor Cedar Table||09-29-2014 04:18 AM|
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I rarely get time to participate in the movements of the woodworking community at large, as everything seems to hit right at the worst moments with my business schedule. But this year, for Get Woodworking Week I was able to crank out a video to...
In this video we visit my good friend Nick Pancheau. Nick has taken one of his side table designs to the next level by adding a textured pattern with a CNC machine and he explains to us the inspiration and process in creating the design. You ca...
It was one year ago that I converted my single stage dust collector into a two stage system. In this video I share the final tweaks and changes to my dust collection system. Find out some of the things I did that worked, and did not work, as I ...
There is a new series on PBS that focuses on the American craftsman and how they make a living with their hands titled “A Craftsman’s Legacy.”. In this video I talk to Eric Gorges, who is the host of the show. Eric gives us so...