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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 507 days ago 1219 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am officially set up now on my new website platform. There are new features and better functionality that I can see will help me to connect with the woodworkers to better share my experience and knowledge.

THE BAD NEWS IS…​

​Sadly, my workshop gallery is down for the moment. The new template was incompatible with previous gallery, so I will have to completely repost the shop tour. I know by the website stats, the workshop tour is the most popular feature and the pictures are downloaded constantly. And that is OK, that is exactly what it is intended for, to share and inspire, that is what the ACW philosophy of “Share the Love-Share the Knowledge” is all about.

Due to the time consuming work of loading galleries, I will hold off until I determine which template I am going to settle on. Some features are specific to templates and that mostly applies to the way galleries are laid out and function. ​So I will need to make my final decision between the last 2 template finalists.

NOW – STREAMING LIVE VIDEO!​

One new page I have set up is the Streaming Live page. I have embedded my Ustream video and if I am working in the shop and streaming, you can stop by and see what is happening.

If you stop by, you might catch me sharing directly with the viewers to give some tips and techniques as I work on a live project. And sometimes I am just jammin’ to the shop stereo and knockin’ the project out. ​Either way, you are sure to glean some information as I share or you just watch the action.

STAY TUNED-​

Stay tuned as you will see the changes taking place and more content being added. And be sure to stop by, test drive the site and let me know if there are any issues.

I will continue tweaking the site, add the ACW Shop Tour back in, and get my portfolio gallery set up. I did not add my portfolio on the last site, but I will on this one. ​(It is partly due to just being plain time consuming and it is one area that I actually slacked on.)

Well, I better get back out to the shop. So be sure to stop by the Streaming Live page and see what I have going in my small pro shop.

Your friend in the shop,​

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge

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



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GaryL

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#1 posted 507 days ago

Cool…I’ll be peeking in on ya…..

Edit: It’s says in the bottom right corner “Off Air” 11:23 EST

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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559dustdesigns

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#2 posted 507 days ago

I appreciate all the time and information you share on your site and Lumberjocks. Keep up the great videos and interesting woodworking techniques. I always look forward to new ACW posts. You inspire me to be a better woodworker. Thanks Todd

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 507 days ago

Gary – Thanks for checking in. I was streaming until well after 1am mountain time working late on a project.

I am working on the site at the moment and will be out in the shop shortly for all day and probably into the evening again on my projects.

559dustdesigns – Thanks for the supportive comment. I have been working hard to improve the video quality and information. I recently figured a lot of things out and improving my editing skills so my video quality should improve.

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

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Nad

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#4 posted 507 days ago

Awesome I will keep an eye on it for sure , want to see that gallery

-- Nad

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 507 days ago

Scott,

“Live Streaming” I’d loose have my work time just “behaving” myself. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Todd A. Clippinger

8717 posts in 2700 days


#6 posted 507 days ago

Doc – Seriously, everybody will learn all my dirty little secrets. The safety police will be all over me.

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 507 days ago

Sounds good, Todd.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 506 days ago

Will be checking back when you get in the shop, thank you for all the sharing and fun. If I listen close, I may
learn some new adjectives to use in describing my work.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 506 days ago

Bluepine – thanks for checking in. I just changed templates this morning. I don’t know if you saw the pervious version yesterday, but I like this one better.

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

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grizzman

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#10 posted 506 days ago

will be looking for ya later this evening see if i get ya …p.s. but ya gotta wave and say hi grizz…lol

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 503 days ago

Very kool. I’ll be checkin in from time to time. Work safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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