Shaker Bench for Charity 2011

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Blog series by Todd A. Clippinger updated 03-19-2011 02:28 AM 4 parts 23733 reads 60 comments total

Part 1: Neck Deep in Woodworking...

03-03-2011 06:57 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 11 comments »

Shop Update- Fellow LJ member Brian Havens flew out from his home in California Tuesday night to help me build a Shaker Bench for Charity. I think he may have questioned this decision as he arrived here in Billings at 11pm and the temperature was -3°. SNAP! Immediately upon arriving to my place we went straight into the shop. The next couple of hours were spent talking about our shops and the differences. It was only after our voices were getting hoarse and eyes blurry from fatigue did we ...

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Part 2: The Deadline Draws Near...

03-04-2011 04:19 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 14 comments »

Yikes! We are cutting this one close. The Shaker Bench for Charity is being constructed out of black walnut and it is gorgeous. But the drawback is that black walnut simply takes a bit longer to process than the cherry which all previous benches have been made of. When you multiply the extended processing time by several pieces it all starts adding up. Newspaper Coverage The Billings Gazette stopped out and took some photos and gave the story of our woodworking marathon for charity ...

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Part 3: Shaker Bench Completed In Time (Just Barely!)

03-07-2011 02:28 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

Whew! That was a close one! Brian Havens and I worked on the Shaker Bench for Charity right up to the last minute. The social mixer and appetizers started at 6:00p.m. This was when the items went on view for both the silent and live auction. I was spraying the final coat of lacquer on the drawers at 5:50p.m. while Brian showered and changed. Then I showered and changed while Brian and my wife Rita loaded the bench in the vehicle. By the time I got dressed, the bench was al...

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Part 4: Video Wrap-up of the Shaker Bench for Charity with Brian Havens

03-19-2011 02:28 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 15 comments »

Well Guys, I finally had an opportunity to sit down and edit a video that Brian Havens and I shot before he jetted back to his home in California. We had a great time working together on this project and it did well to support a local Billings organization that serves the developmentally disabled community. I also want to mention that a local LumberJock MTBrian also helped out and it was a good thing he helped what he did because we barely, just BARELY made it in time to the auction as ...

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