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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-13-2013 07:32 PM 3424 reads 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ran into a situation where my clamping needs exceeded my clamp capacities. I did a quick video to share my solution because it might help someone else in their shop.

This video is “quick & dirty” because I wanted to try recording it on my iPhone. I don’t see myself doing that again, but the information is still good and clear.

I hope you find it helpful.

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 07:43 PM

great tip todd..good to see ya…grizz

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 07:50 PM

Hey Griz – Thanks! Ran into this little situation this morning and I just had to share;) Made me feel good to get out a little video again.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 08:14 PM

Hi Todd,
Love your videos. Good tip, just don’t let the glue get loose and glue the frame to your bench!

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 08:36 PM

Thanks JJ – I just looked at your projects, you do great work.

You do make a valid point. I have to unclamp & move the project before it bonds to the bench but at a point when the wood has joined good enough.

I have laminate on the work table so bonding is not too much of an issue and it is also easy to clean off.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 08:41 PM

Excellent tip Todd.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 08:45 PM

Thanks Mike – It is but one solution. But that is the thing with a quick tip video, you have to stick to a simple point and not expand too much on it. Or then it is not a quick tip!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 08:49 PM

Good idea and an easy fix by just improvising to get the job done!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 10:03 PM

Great tip Todd

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

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 12:14 AM

Great tip, Todd.

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks for sharing that tip with us , Todd : )

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

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 05:22 AM

My Todd, your videos are really top notch. If they are easier with the iphone use it. I can’t tell the difference. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 05:30 AM

Thanks for the kind words of support everyone.

Joe – If you noticed like 3 “glitches” in the video, I think that was a result of taking 24fps footage and converting it to 30fps in the editing process. I was not happy with that at all. I cannot figure out how to remove them in the editing process. And if they are just too time consuming then that will also deter me.

I definitely get a better picture and audio off my Canon HD video cameras. My best audio comes from using the wireless mic.

I am still in exploratory mode to see what works best, fastest, and easiest. Like my woodworking, I am striving to produce a good product. Part of that goal will even be achieved by doing it more regularly to hone my skills, also just like in woodworking. It is all about doing it;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 03:38 PM

Good tip! Although you may have a good reason for doing so, most people butt their rails into their stiles, not stiles into their rails…….thus eliminating the need for long clamps

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 03:42 PM

ItalRowe – good point, but this project called for the stile into the rail. Maintaining brevity for a quick tip video did not allow me to go into more detail. I just hoped that sharing my situation might help others find solutions in their own shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 02-14-2013 06:57 PM

Todd, thanks for sharing. I’m sure it is one of those things that will pop into the brain cells when needed.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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