Todd A. Clippinger

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Location: Billings, MT

I am a self taught Designer~Craftsman. My business is "Todd A. Clippinger~American Craftsman."

I started doing home remodels in 1997 and I developed a penchant for working on period homes. I always had a need to repair or duplicate period trim, doors and built-ins. I discovered that not very many people could do this type of work, but I found that I enjoyed the challenge and I was good at it.

I eventually became introduced to the world of fine woodworking and made the cross-over. I became a juried artist in the 2007 Western Design Conference based on my craftsmanship and design. My projects include fitted and freestanding furniture and furnishings.

I am self-taught, I never had an apprenticeship or formal training. But my development was not without the help and advice of others. I feel a responsibility to share the knowledge with others as freely as it was shared with me, and the internet has provided a great opportunity to do this.

My motto is "Share the Love~Share the Knowledge." I believe that this is the spirit of a true American Craftsman. I try to fulfill this philosophy at my woodworking blog found at

My old website:

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 2702 days ago

Welcome to the shop

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#2 posted 2702 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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

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#3 posted 2702 days ago

Welcome Aboard Todd. We are looking forward to seeing your postings and pictures. Do you have a website we can check out?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 2702 days ago

Thanks to the Lumberjocks Welcome Committee. I look forward to being part of the community. I was just checking my emails before heading out to the field to do some install on a kitchen. I have some great things to share when I get a little more time to sit down. I am hitting crunch time on a job.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 2702 days ago


Thank you for shareing your story and welcome.

I can relate to a lot of what you said.

Welcome to lumberjocks, I look forward to hereing and see more of your work and what you have to say in the future.

-- Dusty

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#6 posted 2700 days ago


Great to have you join us. I relate towhat you are saying – fine woodworking is an art.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 2698 days ago

Welcome! I’ve enjoyed seeing your woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2697 days ago

Your work is fantastic, glad to see you expressing your artistic side. Do you have another web presence? Can’t wait to see more of your work!

Where in Ohio are you from, My Inlaws moved east from the Cleveland, and Cincinnati areas.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 2683 days ago

Nice work. Where are you froom in OH. Most of my extended fam is in Canton.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#10 posted 2683 days ago

You do some beautiful work Todd. Very nice indeed!



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#11 posted 2605 days ago

We’d like to welcome you to LumberJocks. Should you have a question on any type of woodworking, just ask. Somebody will have the answer.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 2605 days ago

Hey Todd, I’m a bit late in saying this since we have already been communicating but what the heck, Welcome to LumberJocks!

We are looking forward to your projects and input!

Got any tools to share?!


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#13 posted 2574 days ago

Todd – noticed your most recent project and then checked out your website. You are hugely tallented !!
I feel lucky looking at yor work. Regards DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 2474 days ago

Hello Todd, thank you for the nice words. I want to let you know that all of you work is vry nice. I hope to be at your level of craftsmanship someday. I checked out your web site, great work. Thats all for now, have a great day, Dave

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#15 posted 2448 days ago

Todd…I so appreciate your kind words. After looking at the gallery of your work, it makes me want to strive harder to be better, both in design and craftsmanship. Your work is exquisite.

-- Cheers!

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