Guest Interview on Modern Woodworkers Association

I had the honor of being the interview guest on the latest episode of the Modern Woodworkers Association. 

I have enjoyed listening to Dyami Plotke, Tom Iovino, and Chris Adkins back when he was also a host. 

In this episode, #84, Tom officially announces his departure from the show to spend more time with the family. Tom, we will miss you! Sean Wisniewski is filling the open host slot. Sean, you got some big shoes to fill, but just be yourself and you will do just fine;) 

As the interviewed guest I talk about leaving the contractor realm and stepping into the role of becoming a digital woodworking instructor. I also share publicly, for the first time, what the first project will be for my launch of the American Craftsman Shop Class. 

That is all I have for now. Be sure to head over to MWA and listen to the podcast to get the details on my new move to online teaching.

While you are there be sure to send Tom off some kind words and welcome Sean on board as host. 

That is all for now, I have to get back out to the shop and finish up this clock cabinet project. It has become increasingly difficult to focus as I am ready to move my business online.

The image at the bottom of this entry shows the gravity clock in the prototype case made of poplar. I am actually making 3 cabinets right now in cherry. 

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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Interview With The Modern Woodworkers Association

The Modern Woodworkers Association started in 2010. Their mission is to organize and connect woodworkers online, help educate woodworkers, and to promote the craft to ensure it carries on. It has become a great single source for woodworkers to find out what is going on in the woodworking world both online and off. 

The MWA podcasts are open for public consumption and they cover all things woodworking. In this episode they talk about the Woodworking In America shows and some other general happenings in the world of woodworking. I come in about 17:45 where you can see me looking like a tecnnoboob as I try to figure out how to connect with these guys on Google+.

After that we talk about the fine woodworking museum exhibition, where I have my prairie chandelier on display, working 30 hour days to get it done, and the 5 questions they ask all of their guests. You will find out if I prefer thongs or boxers and we also talk about my sharpening techniques that really upset the “woodworking establishment.”

I just watched the video and, even though I participated in it, I was surprised at how many gold nuggets there were in the information we cover. I actually spill the beans and share the secret to successful woodworking!

I had a great time with these guys and I was still energized the next couple of days after talking with them. I hope you enjoy the video and get something useful out of it.


 The Modern Woodworkers Association is headed up by:

Chris Adkins of High Rock Woodworking

Dyami Plotke of The Penultimate Workshop

Tom Iovino of Tom's Workbench

Nick Roulleau of Mansfield Fine Furniture

Be sure to check out the MWA. You can find out their mission statement and what they are all about HERE.

That's all for now. Until next time, be safe in your own shop!

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

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