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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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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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Tips For Handling And Transporting Projects

02-24-2013 05:24 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

In this video I share some tips and suggestions as I show how I handle and transport some of my projects without damaging them. Everybody’s needs are different, but I hope that sharing these tips will help inspire solutions for your needs when handling & transporting projects. Your friend in the shop, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

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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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Things to consider when buying Home Security System

12-07-2012 02:53 AM by LinaSmith | 4 comments »

A home is the most important asset for any individual; hence, it becomes essential to take time and ensure its security from all potential threats. There is no better way to ensure home security than security systems. A typical security system protects your house from a number of threats such as thefts, robberies, incidents of fire and similar events. However, various factors must be considered in great detail in order to buy the best system for your home. The size of your homeThe shape an...

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Distractions can be painful

11-21-2012 06:37 PM by reedwood | 33 comments »

After 36 years of woodworking and some major remodeling, I can be proud of my lack of injuries more severe than a nasty oak splinter under the finger nail or pinning my finger to a door jam with a 18 ga. nail gun. I have always strived to be safe and totally focused on what I’m wearing, where my hands are and using repetitive safety methods on every power tool. I show my hands all the time to my guys as an example. See? No scars, ten fingers, safety first. We all watched out for ...

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An Upholstery Primer #5: Stuffing Seat Cushions

11-04-2012 01:32 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 45 comments »

It’s a video blog. No scripting. Hope it helps! Cutting the foamWrapping the foamStuff IT! Mark

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An Upholstery Primer #4: Make a throw pillow

11-02-2012 04:28 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 27 comments »

Hey Refurbers, Sorry for skipping ahead but I have long since upholstered the couch I was stripping in the other post. I didn’t have a camera crew available (my 11 year old daughter) and I needed both hands for the work. You knew There was some sewing invloved in upholstery. I figured we could start with a throw pillow. In my case, they are back cushions to that couch I upholstered. My daughter and I tried to film this series as best as we could on the I-Phone. You may have to ...

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