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Tips for Designing and Finding Inspiration

09-14-2013 05:56 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 16 comments »

With the release of my latest article in WOOD magazine on design, it prompted more requests for a video on designing and how I find inspiration. In this video I share the lifestyle habits I have that allow me to keep finding inspiration, recording those ideas, and developing the designs. For an example, I share how I turned a Japanese torii gate into a stairwell barrier, bucking the standard design of newell posts, balusters, and handrail. While the subject of designing can get pretty d...

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Reinforced Mounting Lid For The Dust Deputy

04-23-2013 08:30 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 3 comments »

Since I did the Dust Deputy Review in Episode 27, I have been getting questions and have decided to answer them publicly with a video so everyone may benefit from the answers. In this video I show how I reinforced the 5 gallon bucket lid that I mount the Dust Deputy to. In Episode 28 I gave information to help the woodworkers decide which shop vacuum size might be the best to use with the Dust Deputy. Here are the last 2 videos: Episode 27: Dust Deputy Review Episode 28: Choosi...

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Choose A Vac For The Dust Deputy

04-20-2013 03:34 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 10 comments »

In my last video I did a review of the Dust Deputy and showed how effective it is. ?This prompted several people to ask me about what size shop vacuum is necessary to work with the Dust Deputy. So in this video, I decided to explore that question and share the results with you. ??Even if you are not planning on using a Dust Deputy, you might find the information helpful in your decision to buy a shop vacuum. If you have not seen how effective it is, check out my previous video where I r...

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Strategies For Reducing Playground Maintenance

04-17-2013 03:16 PM by Duke Mazzello | 1 comment »

Children need open places to play, but a few structures and features can help them stay busy and get active. Since park playgrounds in large cities can be visited by hundreds of children each day, it’s crucial to streamline the maintenance process. Choosing the right materials and fixtures for the area will reduce the need for repairs or detailed cleaning work. This reduces labor and material costs over the life of the playground. Sealed Components Swings, carousels, and other...

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My Favorite Glue Scraper

03-11-2013 08:37 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 79 comments »

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....

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Video Quick Tip On Clamping

02-13-2013 07:39 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 4 comments »

I ran into a situation where my clamping needs exceeded my clamp capacities. I did a quick video to share my solution because it might help someone else in their shop. I hope you find it helpful. Your friend in the shop, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

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An Upholstery Primer #3: Make your life easier.

10-29-2012 04:14 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 30 comments »

Stripping furniture creates a mound of discards. It can fill the trash in no time at all. Grab a long piece of dicards and stack the big bulky discards on it. Roll it up and tied it with another strip of the discards. No fuss – no muss – ready for bulk pickup.

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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

09-07-2012 09:51 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 1 comment »

*You should consider having a professional install/perform these Long Term Considerations. Bathroom Free/Low-Cost Home Improvements1. Set the hot-water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce energy costs and prevent scalding.2. Mark cold and hot faucets clearly.3. Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.4. Use a rubber-suction bath mat or anti-slip floor strips or decals in the tub or shower.5. Increase contrast: Avoid low contrasting items. Adding contrast is as simple as a blue ...

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The Daughter's Room #3: Room Done - On to building storage.

09-01-2012 02:07 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 20 comments »

Painting, flooring, hardware, trim is done. You may remember that I built the door trim from scratch. The shoe molding is also mine. Baseboards, I bought. The design for the simple murals started from my head but they don’t look anything like I started with. My daughter kept refining it. What’s cool is Victoria, picked all her colors, the style of the murals, the location, size color combinations etc. She made her own templates for the edges and picked which edges I used for ea...

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Apples to Apples? How to compare multiple Remodeling Proposals

08-22-2012 08:34 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 11 comments »

Most Importantly… Do You Trust This Person? When it comes down to it, the most important thing to check is your own instincts. How do you feel about this contractor working on what is probably your single largest investment – your home? Do you trust this person inside your home and around your children? Can you communicate well with this person about the project? Are they ‘in tune’ to your needs? Are they an expert and experienced in the type of project you are envisioning? Don’t throw awa...

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