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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 528 days ago 2893 reads 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

​Hey everybody!

I have been very busy between working on my client’s projects, squeezing in a project for another contractor, and rebuilding my website.

As if that wasn’t enough, I decided to shoot a video to share with you what my favorite tool ​is for scraping off dried or semi-dried glue as I worked on one of those projects.

I am really excited to bring another video to the woodworking and DIY community, so I hope you enjoy and find it helpful.​

​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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 528 days ago

Super COOL tip!

Thank you very much!

-- 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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grizzman

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#2 posted 528 days ago

sweet ….that thing really does a great job…it will be one of my next purchases….thanks todd

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 528 days ago

Guys it works so good it is unbelievable.

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

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Napaman

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#4 posted 528 days ago

what a great idea! you should call the tool company for sponsorship~!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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DrDirt

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#5 posted 528 days ago

So Todd did you just modify it on a grinding wheel to get rid of the nail puller portion of the blade?

Or did this tool start off already flat on the end (no V in the middle)?

About how thick is the metal… it (presumably) works better with some flex in the handle.

Thanks

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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GaryL

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#6 posted 528 days ago

Great minds think alike!! But do you have the same problem as me? I lose those small pry bars about as much as philips screw drivers…... :^)
I also have an old wooden paint scraper with the four blades that you can turn, that has a harder steel. I have to sharpen it on a grinder because a file won’t touch it. It lasts a long time between sharpenings but serves the same purpose.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 528 days ago

Napaman – I turn down companies wanting to advertise on my site on a regular basis. DeWalt even wanted me to do videos and produce content for them, but like everyone else they only wanted to toss me a bone and just pet me to make me feel special. If I am going to produce content that takes the place of my job then they need to provide me with something worth my time.

If I deny everyone and build following, I build more value and worth, then I justifiably command more than they are offering. I like my site clean anyway. But I am not saying that I wouldn’t take a sponsor if I believed in the company’s products and they made it worth my while.

DrDirt - The nail pulling feature is the hole in the body of the the pry bar. I did not have to grind out a nail pulling v-notch. There is a flex in the body, I don’t know that it really helps/hurts either way. If it was ridgid I think I still would get it to cut the wood. The pry bar is 1/8” thick.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 528 days ago

Gary – I rarely, RARELY lose any of my tools. Many of my hand tools have been with me since I started in ‘97 and they usually wear out rather than get lost.

I have also been lucky in that I have only had a handful of tools walk off the jobsite. I am pretty disciplined in putting everything away in my truck or locking it up. And I am usually the contractor doing the remodel so I am the first one in & last one out. I trust my subs.

Seems like the only time I have had things walk off the job was when someone else was in charge. I trusted them and extended that trust to their subs which was my mistake.

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

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grizzman

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#9 posted 528 days ago

when ya going to be in the shop today, id like to tune it…grizz

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Yep, just finishing up some stuff here in the office. Tired of sitting on my duff.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 528 days ago

Grizz - sorry for my delay out to the shop, I have a few things to take care of before I put my nose to the grindstone out there.

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

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jaykaypur

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#12 posted 528 days ago

Thanks Todd. This is a great idea and an inexpensive one at that.

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

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rodman40

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#13 posted 528 days ago

Way to go Todd !! Thanks for the tip

-- Rodman

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 528 days ago

Thanks Todd. Good tip and we all appreciate you taking the time to post these.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Don Broussard

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#15 posted 528 days ago

@Todd—Thanks for the good tip! You are very confident and capable scraping the glue line as seen in the video. I would be scared that I would gouge the wood at the glue line. Have you considered putting a small camber on the scraper?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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