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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 09-19-2013 03:18 PM 1549 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many other woodworkers I am captivated and inspired by the work of George Nakashima. His daughter, Mira, has always been a part of his work and has been carrying on the legacy of the Nakashima Studio.

BlouinArtInfo has just released a really nice video with Mira Nakashima I think you will enjoy.

CLICK HERE for article and video at BlouinArtInfo site.

Hope you enjoy!

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 09-19-2013 03:37 PM

Todd: I lived 12 miles from them and their studio when I lived in New Jersey, but I had never heard of them and so had never visited.

I’m truly sorry for the missed opportunity.

-- 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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#2 posted 09-19-2013 03:40 PM

Karson -You couldn’t have been too far from Wharton Esherick then too!

http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 03:50 PM

54 miles but I’ve never heard of them either.

I’ve must have lived a very self centered life.

-- 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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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 04:03 PM

Thanks for sharing this Todd. That was really cool to get into the thought processes of a master woodworker. One day they will tour your shop too

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 04:23 PM

:)

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

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 04:42 PM

thank you Todd, ive known of his daughter and heard her tell her story of what it was like working with her dad, he was an amazing artist, i love hi work and i to love to use wood in its natural shape…im doing a piece now that has some amazing free flowing figure…i hope your doing well today..

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

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 03:17 AM

Thanks Todd. I was unaware of his daughter and her work.

I have always been a huge fan of their style using wood others would relegate to the burn pile.

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

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studie

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 06:02 AM

Wow!!! better than finding a warehouse of old cars! Urban Hardwoods has stacks like that here in seattle but to know he had his hand on every stack is golden. Very inspiring video and yours as well Todd! I got a great new job and newer truck with canopy so taking wood working (kitchens) on the road again, YAY! Times are good again but I remember a few years ago I could always get by doing custom wood work.

-- $tudie

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#9 posted 09-20-2013 12:39 PM

Thnx Todd. I agree with studie. :)

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

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 01:43 AM

There is much more in the basement of the showroom you see there in the pictures guys. If you go there on a day they allow visitors , you can go down there and look it over. The are very friendly an welcoming there….Joe

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 09:09 PM

Great post Todd, I have his book, ” The Sould of a Tree ” right next to my recliner here in the family room. Was not aware of his dughters work as well. Will ck out the Wharton Esherick as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 01-05-2014 05:28 PM

Awesome video. Thanks for sharing, Todd.

-- - You begin thinking less, and feeling more.

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