What Is A Gravity Clock?

I have been cramming to learn so much stuff at the computer, I decided it was time to take a break and get back into the shop when a good client asked me to build some more display cases for his antique gravity clocks. 

I have been posting the builds on Instagram, and one of the questions that has been coming up from those that follow me is, "What is a gravity clock?" So I decided to do a quick video. 

In the picture below you can see one of the display cases I built in the client's home as well as some of my previous work in the background to the left. There are 3 floating shelves loaded with antique clocks. 

The stick laying at an angle is a ramp for a rolling gravity clock. Another contractor made that last year and I will be making another one since that one has twisted. I will be sure to make a video of that as I need to work the bugs out of my own video workflow and process. 

I have been posting a lot on Instagram as I build these. If you want to follow along with what is happening, check out my Instagram account and give a follow. I am not only posting pictures, but with IG's new 1 minute length on video clips, I am able to share really great tips as I build projects. 

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Todd A. Clippinger

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Lock Your Dovetails and Box Joints

Early on in my career, when I took an interest in building furniture, I took a good look at antiques to get an idea of how furniture was constructed. 

One of the biggest surprises to me, was to find that it was not uncommon to see dovetail joinery and box joints falling apart. This really surprised me until I came to understand the reasons why. 

Through my study and observation of antique furniture, I also came up with a simple, yet ingenious solution to lock the dovetails and box joints together. 

In this video I share my favorite woodworking tip and technique of all time, which is how I lock my dovetails and box joints together.

I hope you find the information in this video helpful and that you go out in the shop and give it a try. 

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Todd A. Clippinger

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New Promo Video for YouTube Channel

With all the work I have been doing, I finally got around to making a welcome video for my American Craftsman YouTube channel. 

I will be doing an update to catch everyone up to speed on the ACW Shop Class. Suffice it to say for now that I am neck deep in an alligator trying to learn EVERYTHING - but I am making progress.

Here is my latest video, I hope it is a warm welcome to new visitors to my YouTube channel.

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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