Tag: design

SketchUp presents “Visiting Connor Wood Bicycles”

February 4, 20151 Comment

I’m a huge fan of SketchUp for a long list of reasons. At the top of that list is that it helps me to quickly workout some ideas for projects I’m about to build or ones I’m trying to decide if I want to build. The other day I received an email from the SketchUp […]

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George Walker’s “Unlocking the secrets of traditional design”

January 14, 20153 Comments

After my post on Monday about “re-dimensioning” versus “designing” I’ve been trying to think of additional resources for anyone interested in learning more about different ways to achieve something similar. At this point I’m open to new ideas, but I’ve been having such good luck with what I’m doing (right or wrong) that I don’t […]

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Do you “design” a piece or “re-dimension” it?

January 12, 20154 Comments

The truth is, I’ve never designed an original piece in my life. Everything I’ve ever built has been a version of someone else’s work. If there was an extent to my design work it’susually just altering the dimensions to fit the need, and perhaps tweaking some embellishments or edge profiles. I’m not ashamed to admit […]

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The Highland Woodworker episode no. 14

September 25, 20140 Comments

Have you caught the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker yet? Charles Brock and the crew always manage to put together a great show packed with a lot of woodworking goodness. In episode 14 they visit with furniture maker and author, George Walker, who has unlocked a building and design code that dates back centuries […]

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Review Show No. 11 George Walker’s “Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design”

January 30, 20130 Comments

This week Marc and Matt are reviewing the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks title “Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design” by George Walker. Title: Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design Run Time: 68 minutes Production Date: 2009 Produced By: Lie-Neilsen Toolworks Price: $25.00 US From the Back of the Case: Furniture is pleasing to the eye when various […]

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Spoken Wood Podcast No. 208

July 10, 20120 Comments

Today’s episode was written by George Walker for the Design Matters blog. It’s titled “Proportions add life to a design” and was originally posted October 18, 2011. To find more great posts like today’s visit Design Matters at georgewalkerdesign.wordpress.com Click to Play Download Audio File Do you have a blog post or an article you’d […]

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Spoken Wood Podcast No. 178

February 7, 20120 Comments

Today’s episode was written by Jeff Miller for the Chairs and more blog. It’s titled “You got here from there?” and was originally posted January 24, 2011. To find more great posts like today’s, visit the Chairs and more blog at furnituremaking.com/wordpress. Click to Play Download Audio File Do you have a blog post or […]

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Episode No. 13 Inspiration and design

April 25, 20060 Comments

Hey everyone thanks for checking out another show. Unlike the previous episodes this one is not about a tool or group of tools. It’s time to start talking about designing and building our pieces. So to get things started I talk a little bit about where to get inspiration for your projects. Where are great […]

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