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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 07-20-2010 04:32 AM 5970 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting Things Under Control

I see my schedule loosening up and I will get back to blog entries with information that woodworkers crave. Until then you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t Be Hatin’!

Now, I know that many of you don’t like the social sites like FB and Twitter, but they have become very important for me lately. They have become the means by which I have been able to feed my need to share. The things that I post may change your mind about Facebook and Twitter. In my case, Twitter is cross-linked to FB and so what you see there came from Twitter anyway.

I am sharing mostly from my phone and I am sharing a lot of snapshots from jobsites and the shop. The entries are little snippets of real life from a real pro in the field and in the shop.

For a sample of the images and information that you will see, visit my Twitpic album. I am posting images DAILY!

I also figured out how to record and post video from my phone so you will see videos occasionally. You can check one of them out at YFrog. Videos are from my phone and only 1 minute or less in length but are fun to grab tidbits of info from.

I know it is not the same as a real blog entry so thanks for hanging in there. But it is a means of sharing real life from the shop and field. I will get back to more substantial entries, editing unfinished video, and updating you on some projects that I kept. Having a job means TIME for the woodworkers.

One More Thing-

I am constantly encouraging woodworkers through FB & Twitter to get out in the shop and work on something. If you work in the shop as much as I do your skills will become wicked good too;)

Your Friend in the Shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

Trying to Share the Love & Share the Knowledge

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



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#1 posted 07-20-2010 05:28 AM

Thanks for the update, Todd. Good luck with balancing everything.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 05:37 AM

Yes, balancing. That is what I need luck to do.

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

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 03:58 PM

I have been dragging my feet on the whole FaceBook and Twitter thing – this makes it tempting. A few more nudges might get me there!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 04:01 PM

Just watched your video on YFROG…good job!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 06:14 PM

Hi Todd,

Thanks for your encouragement. You really are on the cutting edge (no pun intended). I enjoy your posts and like how you are bringing technology to woodworking.

-Will

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 01:20 AM

I am in the same frame of mind as Steve. Your post certainly makes it tempting to do more with FB and Twitter as I largely ignore them now. But, just to keep up with what is going on with you, it certainly would be worth it to get more active on them. Of course, it would entail losing some more shop time. (Deep sigh). If only there were more than 24 hours in the day. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 01:25 AM

Scott Bryan- I agree it is not for everyone, and everyone has to decide what they will spend their time reading.

I just feel a need to share in anyway possible right now since I don’t have much time to sit down and blog. So, FB and Twitter are my solution and it is there for anybody that is wants to take a peek inside a pro’s world.

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

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 02:53 AM

Thanks for the update

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 03:40 AM

I guess I don’t understand the need for FB or twitter. If it’s just sharing every thought I don’t know that I’m that interested in anything any everything everyone does during the day and don’t want to bore others to tears by posting my thoughts either. I guess I didn’t understand the need for a woodworking forum before joining LJs either.

Thanks for a little insight on the subject Todd

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 03:47 AM

Jim, I don’t envision myself watching somebody else doing a live feed from their woodworking shop but some others actually enjoy that.

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

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#11 posted 07-21-2010 03:54 AM

I guess I’m not that with it . I think that’s cool if that’s what others want, Who am I to say their wrong.
How’s the new job comming along Todd?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 07-21-2010 04:01 AM

Jim, I was floored when I saw some of the work these guys did. They are so low key and nothing about them seems extraordinary, yet they do extraordinary work. I feel lucky they called and asked me to consider working with them.

I am amazed at how much I have learned during the knowledge exchange with these guys.

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

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#13 posted 07-21-2010 05:03 AM

I’m glad this move turned out to a positive step for you Todd. It’s wonderful that is a learning upgrade too.
I hope you continue to enjoy your new work . It’s kind of great you get more time at home and a positive work environment too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 07-22-2010 05:36 PM

I am glad to hear the good news :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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