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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 01-24-2008 12:09 AM 840 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Updated Site

I am pretty excited about my website. I updated it with a new home page and more projects.

What I think that you guys might find really interesting is the page titled “Design”. I try to share with the woodworkers as well as sell to potential clients and I think I hit it good. You can let me know.

http://www.amcraftsman.com

Click on “Design”.

Peace, Love, and Woodworking

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



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Russel

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#1 posted 01-24-2008 12:19 AM

Bold, Confident and Competent are the first three words that come to mind. The visual impression makes quite a statement and is worth the view without the text. The text provides a depth to the man behind the work with insight into motive and methods. A very good site.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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WaywardHoosier

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#2 posted 01-24-2008 12:22 AM

Todd,

Your new website is outstanding! I did the “quick glance test” and it impressed me. That is, I look through the website to make sure I can quickly get around with ease, the appearance is professional, and the information and photos are clear and sharp.

Once again,very well done. I will follow up with a more detailed description.

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 01-24-2008 12:23 AM

Great site Todd. Your gallery section is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 01-24-2008 12:28 AM

Thanks guys.

One thing I have not figured out yet is how to make a link work on the bottom of the page to take you back to the top. When I put an active link on a page to itself, it does not change. I was hoping it would reset to the top of the page.

I will have to figure that out. I know how I hate getting stuck at the bottom of a long page.

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

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Roger Strautman

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#5 posted 01-24-2008 12:28 AM

Todd, your site gets a thumbs up from me.

Does your design process take as long as mine? I sometimes will have more design time that carving time. Thank for sharing.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-24-2008 12:41 AM

Roger – My design to construction time is probably lighter than yours.

It does depend on the project though. The Cooper Closet and Entertainment center were designed and built in stages.

We had an overall idea of where we were going, but the box units were built and installed first. Then the design of the doors were finalized and executed.

The chandeliers and modern furniture were designed, tweaked, design approved, and then built.

A couple of days at least goes into each design. Meet with client, design, meet with client, make revisions, meet with client.

Models easily take up days in 4 hour increments. That is 4 or 8 hours. Most models take a day. You have to figure in picking up material time and material costs too. It is a billable project.

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

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Roger Strautman

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#7 posted 01-24-2008 12:52 AM

I’ll bet you find that designing many pieces within a project as you go, like the Cooper house, is easier and produces better flow or harmony within than trying to design the entire project at first.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 01-24-2008 01:12 AM

Amazing work, amazing site. Great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 01-24-2008 01:14 AM

Todd,

Looking good!

The web site really makes a positive statement about both you and your work. Great photography too!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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#10 posted 01-24-2008 01:36 AM

Todd, great web site, I love your outlook on design, it really encompasses all aspects of what design should take into account. Your projects are outstanding and beautiful. I love that circular sculpture by the water, it fit so well there. You have a unique perspective. It looks like you have a wonderful and exciting life. Kudos. mike

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

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Thuan

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#11 posted 01-24-2008 01:37 AM

Todd, you are a true craftsman, the closer we get to your project, the better it looks. As for the design section of your site- Your last paragraph says it perfectly. This is what people look for when they want to commission a custom job.

-- Thuan

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Tomcat1066

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#12 posted 01-24-2008 01:47 AM

Todd,

Nice website you’ve got there! I really liked the design page. I have a lot of design ideas floating in my head, but it’s nice to see how folks take those things and plop them down so they can turn them into actual pieces!

On another note, love the prairie chandeliers! Those things are seriously cool!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 01-24-2008 01:57 AM

Todd
Only made it to your homepage. Can only connect to the contact icon.
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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rpmurphy509

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#14 posted 01-24-2008 03:15 AM

Great flow to the site. As mentioned above, ‘flow’ and ease of navigation is important
for any site. You’ve nailed it.

The information is clear and concise, very elegant.

-- Still learning everything

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Bob42

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#15 posted 01-24-2008 03:19 AM

Great site Todd,

You got your point across. My uncle who was a true Master Craftsman would have been proud to see the quality of your work as well as the site.

I only wish that was my shop.

Keep up the good work!

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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