ACW T-Shirts Have Been Ordered!

The Order Has Been Placed!

Thanks to everyone that ordered the ACW t-shirts! I really appreciate all the support! 

I had to quit taking orders so that I could get my order in to the printer and get things moving. It looks like I will be shipping the shirts out right after Christmas. Everything will be shipped flate-rate priority to get it out fast.

The funny thing about trying to save a little money on shipping is this; by the time I pay for a package and then deal with the various shipping charges, there is not much of a savings and it takes a week or little more to reach it's destination. So I find that the flate-rate ends up working out better. 

If You Didn't Get An Order In...

At this point the order window for ACW shirts is closed. I think after this first order I will see how things go and take a look at the options. I can't really place a big order of shirts on spec hoping that they will sell, that would cost hundreds of dollars and I would be stuck with a lot of inventory. 

I might open the doors to taking orders again for a limited time like I did for this order, or I may get things set up with a print-on-demand service. I have barely looked into that, so I need to do more research. 

I knew that I wanted to get something going and out there, and I just had to move to make it happen. So I stopped into one of the local print/embroidery shops and had a small batch run to see how I liked them and decided to go for it. 

It's Not Just About the ACW...

Not only am I excited to see that people will be wearing the ACW logo, I think I am more excited to see people wearing my favorite motto, "Let Your Work Be Your Signature." 


This motto was shared with me by a master trim carpenter years before I ever heard of the craftsman motto, "To The Best of My Ability" and it has been the single most valuable and influential piece of advice ever shared with me.

That is all for now from the ACW. Stay safe in the shop!

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

Let Your Work Be Your Signature


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

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge