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Interview with Darrell Peart

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 04-14-2009 05:10 PM 1376 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 04-14-2009 05:39 PM

cool vid

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 06:03 PM

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 04-14-2009 06:56 PM

Good interview! Thanks for posting it.

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 10:01 PM

Marc -

Well done! Thanks for sharing.

David

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 10:47 PM

Cool interview/vid.

-- Steve-o

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 11:12 AM

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 04-15-2009 04:19 PM

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

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#8 posted 04-28-2009 03:02 AM

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 05-10-2009 09:02 PM

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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#10 posted 05-12-2009 04:48 PM

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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#11 posted 05-12-2009 09:14 PM

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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