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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 05-24-2007 04:08 AM 759 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cruisin’ at Light Speed

Hey everybody! I’m excited to be rejoining all my all friends here on LJ and I see we have some new friends too. That’s really exciting. I just got hooked up with HS internet with no contract for the duration of my stay in Ohio. I no longer have to drive 42 or 50 miles round trip to get online.

Still Hangin’ in Ohio-

I’m still in Ohio and will be for at least the next couple of months. I miss my wife, my dogs, my shop, my mountains …...

Exciting New Projects-

I am working on a collaborative effort with another artist on the Cooper Residence. They have been my biggest fans, best customers, and biggest supporters. They are great to work for, very nice people. They truly were my big break. For the newcomers to LJ you can see the previous work that I have done for them in my projects section.

The artist I am working with does metal relief sculptures and does wonderful work. Like me she does not have a website yet. Her name is Kathy Lapso and she does art shows and that keeps her really busy.

Big Changes at LumberJocks!

Wow! LJ has some great new features. I will have to check them out over the next few days. Martin and the crew has obviously been working hard and I thank them. I really appreciate the talent and vision that they have. I Love You Guys (wiping a tear from my eye).

I also need to get caught up on the projects that everybody has posted.

Lots of Work Ahead-

I have a lot of work to do to get ready for the Western Design Conference to be held in September. I am so excited to get in, this is my first show and I have to make a good impression. I have already reserved my show space and hotel room.

I have a piece in mind and will be showing only one. This is all that I have time for and in this show it is normal for the juried artists to show one piece only on a gallery stand. Artists may rent more space and show more pieces but I don’t have time for anything of that magnitude for this go-round.

Great Piles of Wood!

I have already been shopping for materials. Ohio has some fantastic material that is selectively logged all around me. In Billings, MT it is all shipped in bunkloads and is really for cabinet shops and does not have all the spectacular grain patterns that set a project above the rest. So really, I am in the best place to get material for the big show.

I have seen some of the most fantastic material but nothing that I need and I had to resist the temptation to buy it. I can drop a lot of money on wood pretty quick here in Ohio, but I need to focus my resources on the WDC.

Back Soon-

That is all for now. It is getting late, had a long day, and will catch up more later. I hope to be able to figure out how to get pictures in the blog. In the past I have burned up a lot of time without any success. Very frustrating.

Your LJ Friend – Todd

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-24-2007 04:11 AM

Welcome back Todd.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 05-24-2007 04:13 AM

You’re just a dog, how do you do that?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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WayneC

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#3 posted 05-24-2007 04:19 AM

You should see me use my canines on the lathe…. lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#4 posted 05-24-2007 04:20 AM

Hey hi! I’m new here, but welcome back!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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oscorner

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#5 posted 05-24-2007 04:24 AM

I’m glad you are able to hookup without the drive. Sounds like some wonderful things are happening to you and I excited for you and will pray for your success in the upcoming show.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 05-24-2007 04:57 AM

Hey Os, thanks for pullin’ for me. I was just checking out some of your latest work – nice! Good to see you again.

Mot, I was just checking your projects too, you do some nice work. Welcome to LJ, glad to have you on board!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Roger Strautman

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#7 posted 05-24-2007 04:58 AM

Todd, I’m glad that at least you can keep in touch now. Yes you are right about change here at LJ and all for the better. I will say this plenty of new projects to look at. Being away from home is no fun but it will go faster than you might think.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 05-24-2007 05:26 AM

We missed ya!

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#9 posted 05-24-2007 05:27 AM

Hey Todd! It’s good to hear from you. I was just wondering about you the other day and when we might hear from you again. Question answered…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 05-24-2007 05:30 AM

Good to hear from you again…

Will that be your Thorsen table you’re finishing up for the WDC? I don’t know if Ohio lumber is “W” enough for that. ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 05-24-2007 05:44 AM

Caliper and Scott, it’s so good to see you guys again. I am trying to get in some of the projects and see what you have been up to. I intended to go to be 1 1/2 hours ago and here I am.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 05-24-2007 05:51 AM

Todd -

This is great news! Welcome back – you were missed!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 05-24-2007 06:01 AM

Hey David, I was just checking out your fire fence. Nice work. I have really missed you guys.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 05-24-2007 06:08 AM

Todd,
It’ll be nice hearing about, & seeing some more of your beautiful work again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 05-24-2007 06:09 AM

Todd welcome back. Nice to see you up and around!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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