While attending Woodworking in America last week, I had a chance to visit with George Walker in the Marketplace for a short while. This was before his presentation, Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design. After listening to his presentation, I went back his booth to let him know I was blown away by the Secrets.
I extracted the short video above from George’s 90-minute presentation. I hope this video will give you reason to buy his DVD, available from Lie-Nielsen; price: $25. I recommend it highly to everyone interested in designing furniture. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was lucky to buy the last copy at the Lie-Nielsen desk in the Marketplace.
I have already watched the DVD twice. But, just like the reaction expressed by others, my head was spinning with the sheer amount of information; I will keep watching it, and digesting. Christopher Schwarz, Editor of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking magazines, published a superb review of Unlocking Secrets, in June 2009. I encourage you to read the glowing review by The Schwarz.
Above all, I am certain you will be pleased to get the Walker DVD, study it, and unlock the secrets within. A good starting point: You will learn you must train your eye to recognize shapes and proportions in furniture, and in nature. I feel I have barely started the journey.
On more thing: George told me he will be writing a column on design for Popular Woodworking, starting in 2010. I look forward to it!