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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 03-23-2013 05:44 PM 2595 reads 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Exciting News!

The latest issue of America’s Best Workshops 2013 hits the shelf on March 26, ​and the American Craftsman Workshop has been included!

Rather than being one of the featured shops, I actually have 4 pages of tips that other woodworkers might find helpful. The article is titled “Pro Ideas for Your Shop.”

Best Workshops cover & inside
All images used with permission of WOOD Magazine & America’s Best Home Workshops 2013

4 Gold Nuggets From The ACW

​In the article I share 4 things from my shop:

  • My wall storage system for clamps. It is flexible mounting system, easily customized to your clamps, and it does a nice job of protecting the walls. Technical drawings included.
  • ​My Workbench – You don’t have to build a traditional workbench to do great woodworking. This is the workbench I have been using for many years. It’s flat, it’s mobile, and has a very durable surface that you can use to write on. Technical drawing is included.
  • How I converted my roller stands to a more usable indeed/outfeed and table system. A flexible support system that breaks down and stores away easily.
  • And this one is GOLD! I share the miter saw table system that I use on job sites. WOOD Magazine has included my miter saw support table complete with technical drawings so you can make one too.

This miter saw table provides great support which is critical for accurate cuts on the job site and it will work great for the small shop too. It features a laminate top which you can jot notes & measurements on, then wipe clean. It sets up and breaks down easily. It stores well in my work van and it should in the small garage shop too.

Shared Tips

It’s Always One Of My Favorite!​

Getting to look inside of other workshops is always fun for me, and so the annual “Best Workshops” issue is always one of my favorite magazines to pick up.

Besides the pages of tips from the ACW, there are 18 shops featured that range in size from 112 to 1440 square feet. You get a good look inside the shops and will be able to pick up some great ideas for yours. ​

Included in this issue is the Ideas Gallery on page 71, an ingenious knock-down bench on page 110, and ​an article on designing your shop with various layout software. There are many other great features in the 2013 issue of America’s Best Home Workshops magazine, so you will have to pick up a copy and check it out for yourself.

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All images used with permission of WOOD Magazine & America’s Best Home Workshops 2013

You will also find my good friend, LJ member, and fellow woodworking blogger Marc Spagnuolo in this issue. He is a part of the shop design article starting on page 134. Great to share this issue with you Marc;)​

America’s Best Home Workshops hits the stands on March 26th and will be on display only until June 24th. Be sure to check it out!

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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Karson

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#1 posted 03-23-2013 05:52 PM

Congratulations Todd and Marc.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 05:53 PM

Thanks Karson, I am pretty excited to have been part of this issue. I was asked to do another one page article for WOOD magazine so I will be seen more in the future in their magazine.

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

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 07:46 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

Todd!

Nice going!

-- 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 03-23-2013 08:43 PM

You sold me—I’m gonna read it. I love drooling over shops nearly as big as my whole house.

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Gary

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 09:47 PM

Congrats to both of you. It’s no real wonder why the two of you were chosen. Looking forward to seeing it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 11:05 PM

thanks for sharing the info i’m gonna keep an eye out for it.
i believe its last years magazine i have out enjoyed it.
congrats on being in the issue.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 03-23-2013 11:07 PM

Thanks guys.
It is a good issue, I have enjoyed looking through it and I think you will too. It comes out Tuesday!

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

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kenn

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#8 posted 03-23-2013 11:27 PM

Could not have happened to a better guy! Congrats, you deserve the recognition.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 03-23-2013 11:29 PM

Well I appreciate that kenn:)

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

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#10 posted 03-23-2013 11:59 PM

Thanks Todd, I’ll be looking for it.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Apple Creek, Ohio

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#11 posted 03-24-2013 12:00 AM

wow—-sooooo cool…congrats!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 03-24-2013 04:57 AM

Looks like you have hit the big league Todd! Congrats!! TV next, eh?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 03-24-2013 04:58 AM

You never know;)

Nice thing about the internet & getting published in a magazine now and then – nobody owns me.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 03-24-2013 05:15 AM

Do people say, “So you are Todd Clippinger” when they meet or are introduced to you?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 03-24-2013 02:44 PM

I was thinking the same thing as Bob (Topa). When does the Hollywood career start? Look out Tommy Mac !!!
Congrats again on becoming “World Famous”..... :^)

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

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