Special Guest on The Summers Woodworking Show

Recently I had a great time on the Summers Woodworking Show with Brian Gidney and his friends talking the basics of business in very practical terms. We talked about all sorts of topics such as: How do I bid, business insurance coverage, business structure, managing money and even more as people asked questions and we just let that guide the conversation.

While I certainly am not an expert in giving business classes, I think sharing my experience as a small business will be helpful to others. The conversation was pretty casual and the other guests shared their experiences as well to help give a more rounded perspective. 

Check out the video and be sure to subscribe to The Summers Woodworking Show on YouTube. Brian has some good guys on and they have some good conversation. 

You can also find The Summers Woodworking Show on Facebook to catch the updates on new releases. 

Hope you enjoy!

Your friend in the shop, 

Todd A. Clippinger

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Special Guest on MakerCast

MakerCast is one of my favorite podcasts. I love hearing of the journey and background stories of other craftsmen and makers.

I think one of the great things about MakerCast, is that Jon Berard covers such a broad scope of craftsmen, so there is something for everyone. If you listen to just a few episodes, I think you will find that as different as everyone seems to be initially, there are so many common threads to us all as creatives. 


I am honored to be the guest on the most recent episode. I share my background, which seemingly has no relation with what I do now. But the reality is that I learned many lessons and principles in past experiences that help me with my current profession as a designer, craftsman, business owner, and artist. 

I hope listeners will realize that, whatever it is you are doing, you are learning things that can be taken from your current experience, and applied if you want to step out into your own business.

Be sure to give a listen, and subscribe to MakerCast.

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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Installing Velcro Backed Sandpaper On A Drum Sander

In this video I show how I install velcro backed sandpaper on my dual drum sander.

I know a lot of you don't have drum sanders, but there are some out there that do.

For those that may be new owners to a drum sander and have not had to change the sandpaper yet, this will be great information as I share a lot of gold nuggets on installation and things to look out for.

For those that are looking at getting a drum sander, this will give you a good idea of what it is like to replace velcro backed sandpaper and might help you make the decision for yourself if this is a feature that you want or not.

I hope you find this video helpful and informative.

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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Disclaimer: I am not sponsored or compensated in any way for this video. I purchased my drum sander in 2004 with my own money.