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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 595 days ago 2040 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK – This is a test run so it may not go smoothly.

I installed the Ustream app on my iPhone and I am playing with live feeds from the shop.

I will not really be able to do both work on milling and answer questions so this is just some action live from the shop. I may be able to interject some points every now and then.

Live broadcast start time is 7pm MTN.

This is just me trying to Share the Love~Share the Knowledge Live!

You may leave comments & suggestions as I try to figure this out.

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

UPDATE 8pm MTN:

My iPhone battery died so I am going in for a while to see my wife and let it charge back up. I will be back out later to do some more.

I plan on testing this out and am looking at other camera options for streaming on a more consistent basis.

Thanks for your patience and input.

UPDATE 10pm MTN

This time I am trying out a webcam. Limited mobility compared to the iPhone but no issues to deal with battery life on iPhone nor calls/texts interrupting the stream.



Broadcasting live with Ustream

Project Background

If you are watching streaming video on this page it is most likely for a rustic office project. The cabinets I am making are for a timber frame house and I am utilizing beams left over from the construction of the house.

The beams started out as 10”x10” with a few 12”x12” and mostly 12’ (+) long. There were a few 14’ and some that were cut shorter. I started milling the beams and air drying them in December of 2009. The moisture content was between 21% – 28% with most around 24%. Furniture and cabinet grade material needs to be between 5%-8% moisture content to reduce movement. After 3 years I have finally been getting material at that level.

In the following pics you can see the beams as I have been taking them down in stages for stability. The Sketchup drawings also show the concept of the cabinets that we are building.

SV102247

SV102275

Gun Cabinet with Office Area 1

Gun Cabinet with Office Area 2

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



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grizzman

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#1 posted 595 days ago

grizzman here

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#2 posted 595 days ago

im enjoying watching you work and the planning the wood, reminds me i need to sharpen my planner blades..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 595 days ago

Looks good!

Very nice!

I had to turn my audio way down when the planer was running (for hearing protection LOL)...
... then, when you started to talk, I had to turn it way up… heard you OK, but could have been a tad louder…
... then when you went back to work, turning the planer on, I had to turn it way down… almost as low as it would go.

Just thought you’d like to know…

I’d say for your first TRY, it worked very well! Nothing very major went wrong at all!
... I couldn’t stick around…

Looks like you’re on to something really GOOD!

Take care & Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 595 days ago

wave at me todd , make me smile

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 595 days ago

Pretty cool…working well…even has commercials!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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grizzman

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#6 posted 595 days ago

well i guess your i phone died, but i enjoyed it while it lasted…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 595 days ago

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I have started looking at other options for cameras to stream from the shop that will be more consistent.

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

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#8 posted 594 days ago

Great picture. Great sound, and great work.
Looking good Todd !

-- Having fun...Eric

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John Ormsby

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#9 posted 594 days ago

Hi Todd, Looking good!!!!!!!!

BTW, isn’t it past your bedtime?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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John Ormsby

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#10 posted 594 days ago

What kind of Webcam are you using? it is a very good quality one.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 594 days ago

Hey John – it is a cheap Rocketfish 720HD webcam from BestBuy

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 594 days ago

And I stay up late at night working – I often see 12- 2am bedtimes

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

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Bob Kollman

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#13 posted 594 days ago

Well if you are reading this in actual time you need to get back to milling.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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John Ormsby

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#14 posted 594 days ago

Todd, Have you looked at the clearvue dust collectors? They are excellent. Been using one for many years.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 594 days ago

project notes would be helpful, what you are building,what type of wood, it be do my heart good to watch you work seeing I just got out of work :) also you talked about the gritty ness of the wood and that you will be refining the mill work, why did you choose this wood over getting pre milled closer to your final size

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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