Why I live in Montana... #2: Living In Montana Slideshow

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 01-19-2009 07:08 AM 2413 reads 2 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been playing around with my MacBook slideshow program today. There are a couple of ways to create slideshows and I figured out the simple method first. I will move forward to using the more complicated program later.

This is all leading up to me using the many still shots I have of my projects and using voice-over narration to share the construction details.

For now I have assembled a slideshow of the beautiful area that I live. If images from the movie “A River Runs Through It” come to mind when you think of Montana, well, that is pretty accurate.

In this slide show you can see one of the things that I enjoy the most, that is spending time outdoors with my wife Rita and my dogs, Cookie and Bella.


Peace, Love, & Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 07:19 AM

Thanks Todd.
That’s why I live in Montana too. Quite diverse country from east to west.
Take care, Hutch

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 07:24 AM

Do you live in Hutch, MT?
Or are you Hutch in MT? :^)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 07:54 AM

What a beautiful countryside you live inTodd.I really enjoyed the tour.Thanks for posting it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 11:50 AM

You could tell alot about woodworking with just pictures and a voiceover track rather than video in one static place. A great slide show with VO can often tell more about things than video…try it.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 11:51 AM

Oh, yeah, forgot…great pictures…since I’m just down the road…lock up your dogs…I need a couple of friends these days.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 12:21 PM

Todd, I thought I lived in Gods country here in Indiana but I can see by that wonderful slideshow I’m a long way from it. You live in one of our countries most beautiful places. Now I can see the reason why you were so homesick when you were working in Ohio for so long, your lovely wife, the dogs, and that country!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 01:07 PM

Thanks for the beautiiful slide show. Loved it. Now let us transplants to Florida see some snow!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 02:42 PM

Thanks for the slideshow, Todd. You do live in a wonderful area. Too often we fail to take advantage of Nature’s bounty because of life’s daily grind. I am glad to see that you and your wife take some time off and simply enjoy yourselves.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 02:54 PM

Really beautiful scenery you live in! Was the music from Lonesome Dove???

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 03:02 PM

Wonderful photos. The beauty of your natural surroundings is only exceeded by the obvious love that you and wife Rita share. Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#11 posted 01-19-2009 03:33 PM


Really neat! and I might add that you are a great photographer.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#12 posted 01-19-2009 03:35 PM

Nicely done, great countryside. Looking forward to the project slideshows as I am sure they will be of this caliber.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#13 posted 01-19-2009 04:02 PM

Great job Todd , it is pretty obvious why you live there . It,s beautiful !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 01-19-2009 04:39 PM

Todd a great job on the slide show. Looks very professional.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 01-19-2009 05:00 PM

Yep, it’s nice, I live in ND, and have been through the area several times on my way to Idaho, which is a state that I really luv.

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