Darrell Peart's Aurora Sofa Table #6: A Class Act

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 12-24-2009 07:26 PM 2605 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Breadboard Ends Part 6 of Darrell Peart's Aurora Sofa Table series Part 7: Truant »

It looks like we’ll be running down to SoCal at the end of February to visit family & clients. We’ll take advantage of the opportunity to hit the Gamble House Joinery Tour, hit Disneyland while the kids are at school, and most importantly: Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene Details I class at the William Ng School of Woodworking!

I noticed that Marc Spagnoula (Woodwhisperer) is teaching classes there (i.e. Hall Brothers Frame, etc.). I’m really jazzed because I’ve never taken a woodworking class (other than shop), I’ll get to meet Darrell, and I’ll get to practice all of the details I’ll need to make our Aurora sofa table.

For those of you not familiar with the class, you make a corner of a table with leg taper details, ebony splines, breadboard ends, and cloud lifts. You walk out of there after two days with a cute little display piece:

Greene & Greene Details I

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 08:36 PM

Very very lucky!!! I am still working on the other half to take a woodworking vacation at some point…

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 03:30 PM

Hi Skully,
I look forward to meeting you in February.
Jim Ipekjian’s Details and Joinery tour is the ultimate way to see the Gamble House.
You might also consider a side trip to the Huntington while you are in Pasadena – lots of G&G furniture on view there!


-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 06:24 AM

Are you still coming down? There is a Lie-Nielsen handtools event this Fri and Sat. that I am thinking about going to. It is Cerritos near the Ng School.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 04:59 PM

We’re coming down, I’m just trying to scrape the money together for the class. We’ve got some business to attend to while we’re down there, and of course Disneyland. I doubt I’ll be available on Friday. Thanks.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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