Guest On Arbor Vitae Podcast

The latest episode of Arbor Vitae Woodworking Podcast has just been released and I had the honor of being the guest. 

Arbor Vitae, Virtue in Woodworking is a relatively newcomer to the podcast arena and it is hosted by Jonathon Conrad and Adam Taylor. They bring a unique perspective to their podcast as they blend their faith with the craft they love.

In this episode I quickly share my background for context, but we talk about so much more: 

-How to define yourself and the importance of it.

-Being part of a community of craftsmen and artists, the importance of it and the impact it has had on me. 

-The role social media has played in my business. 

-The single most important piece of advice I was ever given, which is the principle that I have built my business around. 

-Thoughts on what makes a successful and good design.

-Advice on how to exercise and improve your design skills, including an Arbor Vitae exclusive: some information that I have only shared with guys that I have mentored personally. So this is the first time I am sharing it with the online community:)

-I also share my secret strategy to using social media!

You can listen the episode at the Arbor Vitae website or on iTunes. 

I hope you enjoy.

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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The Latest Woodshop 101: Risk Taking

Jeremy Crawford and Drew Short allowed me to join them for Episode #60 of Woodshop 101 Podcast. This time the topic was on taking risk, in particular, business risk.

I thought this was a great topic since the conversation of starting a business usually revolves around the easy topics such as the passion and time management. 

These are good things to talk about for sure, but the difficult subject of business risk is often avoided. I think it's because facing the tough truth can seem like a downer, and the pep talk subjects are easy and fun.  

In our talk on business risk we cover how to assess risk and some things you can do to manage risk. Jeremy has made a great risk assessment list you can use to determine your own level of risk for starting a business. You will want to be sure and check that out as well when you listen to the episode.  

I want to thank Jeremy and Drew for having me on. You can find them each at their own websites. 

Jeremy Crawford - Woodshop 101

Drew Short - Rock-n H Woodshop

I hope you enjoy this episode of Woodshop 101 and find the information helpful. 

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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Guest Hosting Another Episode of Woodshop 101

I had a great time dropping in as guest host on the Woodshop 101 Podcast with Jeremy Crawford and Drew Short. 

These guys are a lot of fun to hang with and what was supposed to be a "short" episode turned out to be just over 1-1/2 hours! In that time we covered a lot of subjects: 

-How we sharpen our chisels

-The Worksharp 3000

-Our favorite saw blades (and it's not that same answers that everyone else always shares)

-The foibles of the Festool Domino - Yep, as great as I think the Festool Domino is, there are some things to be addressed!

Check out the latest episode of the Woodshop 101 Podcast and see what we have to say about all these things! Be sure to subscribe on iTunes and leave them some feedback and a rating!

You can check out Jeremy Crawford and Drew Short at their websites and follow the links to all the other social media they are active on.

Thanks for listening!

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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