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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-17-2010 05:20 PM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Big Thanks

Yesterday, as I was learning to post photos on my new site, I got an email telling me that the image files were too big and it was leading to slow load times. I needed to optimize the photos for the internet.

A few emails led to a phone call from fellow woodworker Troy Bouffard of Fairbanks, AK. He took the time to walked me through PhotoShop for resizing photos. Thanks to Troy, the viewing experience will be better with faster loading images.

Who Is This Guy?

Troy, also known as Arctic Troy, is an active member here at LumberJocks and The Wood Whisperer.

You might want to keep an eye on him as he is getting shop set up to go pro. His site is currently under construction but you can find it here:

Watch for the launch date of Troy’s new site and be sure to give him feedback on any issues with appearance or function.

Update: The American Craftsman Workshop

Also be sure to let me know of any issues that you may find at my new site, The American Craftsman Workshop.

I will be constantly adding new content and you will see the major amount of work occur over the next couple of months.

I am going to reintroduce my projects with all the information that a woodworker is interested in. My current site is static and simply an online portfolio for potential clients. My new site is going to be directed to the woodworkers.

Clients are interested in some overview of construction process, but too much will turn them off. The new site will be able to cater to all the details that the aspiring woodworker wants to know.

My goal is to share in a way that will motivate, educate, and inspire other woodworkers. That has always been my goal no matter where I share.

Back to the shop!

Peace, Love, & Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 05:26 PM

Great post Todd, and my Thanks as well to Artic troy. Best wishes to both of you.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 05:34 PM

I like the site but a word of caution. You are in copyright violation for using that music.(unless of course you payed for rights to use it) While the song is cool, it is also very recognizable. More than likely nothing will happen but in this day and age of rampant lawyerism anything is possible. I like the slideshow you put together very nice. The table itself was terrific. A nice charity item indeed!

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 05:40 PM

Icemizer – Thanks for the heads-up.

I am sure that ignorance of the law will not be excused. I will look at using another song to avoid any trouble.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 05:52 PM

Here is a site that will allow you to download individual tracks and use them on your website. Lots to choose from

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 06:36 PM

Hey Todd…checked out the site with the new photos. No problems on this end. The photos are great.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 06:43 PM

Good on you for using a CC license rather than just defaulting to a standard copyright!

Does the software you’re using provide a way to create an RSS feed?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 09:53 PM

Greetings Todd: Very nice slide show on the table. You did a great job on the build….slick. Oh by the way….. I lived in Memphis, Tn. for 20 years, and Booker T & the MG’s were from there. In case you didn’t know…MG stands for Memphis Group…. later. Just a little bit of trivva…...There were a lot of MoTown singers from there.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 10:21 PM

Rick – Thanks for that bit of trivia. I always wondered what the “MG” stood for (but I guess I was too lazy to Google it.)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 10:38 PM

What Lumberjocks loves about yoy!! Todd you are one in a million, maybe with Norm Abrams gone you could fill a much needed niche. I for one would catch your show every Saturday, as well as many other Fans, of that I’m sure. I see FWW has seen to include you in their site. Smart people. Mike, a big fan

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 02-18-2010 04:45 AM

After all of the years gone by that I have enjoyed that song , I never knew its name or the Artists either …Thanks Todd …you always teach me something without even trying : ) Your new site is pretty awesome and the video went to full screen without any glitches at all for me …..Best wishes on your latest adventure …oh yeah , that table came out perfectly : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 01:18 AM

JockMike – I was unaware that FWW included me in their site. I will have to go check it out.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 04:39 PM

Nice new website Todd.

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