Scott Morrison Video Interview

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 04-19-2010 03:15 PM 8896 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s finally here, the first installment of my discussion with fellow LJ member, Scott Morrison ~ Finewoodworker (he looks much better in person than in his avatar.) I had a great time talking with Scott and I hope that you enjoy sitting in on our conversation. I must admit that I thought of many more questions after I left Scott’s shop. That may be enough excuse to get with Scott in the future for another session;)

In the first installment Scott shares his background in woodworking, what it was like starting a woodworking business, and the role his wife plays.

I hope you enjoy Part 1 and I will be releasing Part 2 soon.

He has a lot going on, so a big thanks goes out to Scott for taking the time to sit down with me during his busy schedule.

Be sure to get in on the latest special that Scott has offered, it is another “Captain Clippinger Discount.” If you purchase the Elegant Rocking Chair DVD and template, just ask for the Captain Clippinger Discount and he will refund $50 on your order.

The normal cost for the Elegant Rocking Chair DVD and template bundle is $185 and you can get them for $135. This offer only lasts until April 30th so be sure to order soon and ask for the Captain Clippinger Discount to save $50. You can order from Scott’s site at

Update 4/20/10 – I have gone back over the video and adjusted the audio level. I increased it and made it more equal over the length of the video. I have tried a couple of sound editors but cannot get rid of the echo. Well, I can get rid of the echo but it totally trashes our voices so it is pointless.

On With The Show!

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Walt M.

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 03:51 PM

Todd glad you took the time do this interview with Scott. I’m sure this is going to inspire a lot of us who would like to get in the furniture business.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 03:57 PM

Talking with Scott was a lot of fun, and the easy part… editing is laborious.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 04:35 PM

Todd, a big thank you to you and to Scott for such a great video. I think you are a natural when on camera, and are think I may see you on T.V. someday.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 04:37 PM

Well, thanks Bill!

My mind was actually racing 100mph sitting there. I had key points to talk about, but it was all unscripted so the conversation just had a life of it’s own.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 05:30 PM

It must be something about the water or air in Montana…seems to breed great craftsmen. I have seen Scott’s “Sculpted Cradle” and it is truly gorgeous. Nice work guys.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 07:06 PM

great job todd, the sound is a bit tough but its good enuff
and i agree whole heartedly with bill!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 07:33 PM

Good line of questioning and very interesting! Thanks

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 09:19 PM

Thanks for the feedback on the sound Bob. I have listened to the whole video on my end a couple of times and I can distinctly here the dialogue, even in the other room. I don’t know if it is the quality level of speakers?

I am looking at running the audio track through SoundSoap to get rid of the electronic buzz from the fluorescent lights and to enhance the voices. The problem is that to clean up the audio it adds a lot of digital information to the file to neutralize the sound instead of taking away the undesirable digital sound items.

But I am sure that I will try it anyway since I am climbing the learning curve.

If I get improved sound quality I will be sure to replace the post.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 10:31 PM

no prob todd, and i guess i should explain a lil better it was more the open room echo that was messing with me a bit, however having huge stereos in my younger days makes it a bit tuff on me, so it could be just me ;)

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 11:57 PM

I have to admit the room echo is an issue that I recognized from the beginning.

The solution was for us to use wireless mic’s and we each have one. I bought a mixer at the 11th hour to feed them into the camera. The mixer did not work, it picked up a radio station in my shop and it picked up a lot of buzz in Scott’s shop so it was a total bust. We ended up using the onboard mic on the cameras.

I hope to invest in more audio equipment in the future to increase the quality of the videos.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 04-20-2010 01:25 AM

good interview so far thanks

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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#12 posted 04-20-2010 03:16 AM

Great interview so far, Scott.

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#13 posted 04-21-2010 12:27 AM

Thank you both for taking time out of your busy schedules to do this. I look forward tp the next installment.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 04-21-2010 05:24 AM

Todd thanks for your time involved to put this together. It was a real pleasure to listen to you two chat…I am honored to know both of you personally…... I am ready for the second part.:=)

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#15 posted 05-18-2010 04:30 AM

Thank you Todd for an enjoyable video, I look forward to the next one (or maybe by now I just have to find it :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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