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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Guest Interview on The Matt and Matthew Show

I was honored to be the special guest on the Matt and Matthew Show, a woodworking talk show on YouTube that is hosted by Matt Cremona (Matt) and Matthew Morris (Matthew.) They are both woodworkers that recently caught my eye for the woodworking that they do. 

Matt and Matthew are a couple of good guys and I had a great time visiting with them. If you check out the video, you will see we had a pretty good momentum going before the cameras even started rolling. It was a lot of fun to visit with them and talk about woodworking. 

You can find Matt Cremona at his site MattCremona.com  and at his YouTube Channel.

Matt Cremona caught my attention when I saw the secretary he was working on, he really has challenged himself and has grown as a craftsman with this project. It was an ambitious undertaking and, at the time of this post, the project is just nearly complete and it is impressive. 

Matt also harvests his own material and you can follow along on those adventures through his videos. There is a lot to learn if you follow his journey. Matt has a pretty infectious laugh, he really cracks me up. 

You can find Matthew Morris at his site MMWoodstudio.com and and at his YouTube Channel. 

You may be interested in checking out Matthew Morris' woodworking classes featuring Greene & Greene projects. You can find them at the Online Classes page at his website.

Matthew caught my attention because of the quality of work that he displays in his furniture. Of all the people flooding the internet with woodworking information, Matthew's work and information is legit. You can see this by the information he shares and the high-level craftsmanship of his work. 

I had a great time talking with Matt & Matthew and felt honored to be a part of their show. I recommend you check them out. 

That is all for now. I have a lot of work to do, so I need to head out to the shop!

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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Woodworking Interview With Madison Swords

I love talking to other woodworkers and hearing how their journey in the craft started. I recently met Madison Swords, and I just loved his story of how he got started in woodworking, so I had to share it with you. 

Madison is a self-taught woodworker and he learned everything from YouTube. I was not only impressed with that, but the fact that he choose to go the hand tool route, and his for his first furniture project, he choose to tackle a Greene & Greene side table. I was absolutely blown away!

Madison Swords built a Greene & Greene side table as his first furniture build, all with hand tools, some of which he made himself. 

In talking to Madison, it is clear he really gets it. He snaps up the knowledge and puts it to work straight-away in his own shop. He exhibits a wisdom and perspective beyond his years.

I think his journey into woodworking is impressive, entertaining, and inspirational. And so I bring to you an interview with Madison Swords. 

I hope you enjoy!

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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