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Interview with Darrell Peart

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 1929 days ago 1302 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This interview took place in March of 2009 at the William Ng School. I took Darrell’s Aurora End Table class and he was kind enough to sit and chat with me about all kinds of things: influences, design theories, copying other works, and Greene & Greene. Darrell also gives a few tips to help bring out that inner designer inside of all of us (if it isn’t coming out naturally). What a fun week that was!

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com



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#1 posted 1929 days ago

cool vid

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 1928 days ago

Man, oh man. I’ve got so much to learn it’s not even funny.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 1928 days ago

Good interview! Thanks for posting it.

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#4 posted 1928 days ago

Marc -

Well done! Thanks for sharing.

David

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#5 posted 1928 days ago

Cool interview/vid.

-- Steve-o

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#6 posted 1928 days ago

No wonder he’s legandary, he works with passion and integrity.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1928 days ago

Spending any amount of time with Darrell is always inspiring. Thanks for the interview.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#8 posted 1915 days ago

Thanks for bringing this interview to us. I agree with Cory about having a lot to learn! Seeing how much this is ingrained into who he is, it makes me feel like the ultimate rookie!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#9 posted 1902 days ago

I noticed that they talked about the “rules of design”. Any idea where I can read about those?

Great video, please keep it up.

Thx, Lloyd

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com

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thewoodwhisperer

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#10 posted 1901 days ago

I know Darrell recommends a few books on his site at http://furnituremaker.com, so you may want to check that out.
By no means am I as well read in this area as I would like to be, but here’s one book you might want to check out: http://www.amazon.com/Woodworkers-Guide-Furniture-Design-Proportion/dp/155870437X

I am out of town and have a REALLY crappy connection, so when I get home I will do a little more digging and get some suggestions from others.

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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thewoodwhisperer

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#11 posted 1900 days ago

From the Twittersphere:

Drafting and Design for Woodworkings by Bob Lang
Practical Furniture Design – Taunton
Designing Furniture – Taunton
Design Your Own Furniture – Jim Stack
Complete Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction- Taunton

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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