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Blog entry by BobLang posted 05-19-2012 04:56 PM 1005 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Read this excerpt from the introduction to my upcoming book “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”. It discusses who was involved in creating Gustav Stickley’s Arts & Crafts masterpieces, and what we don’t know about history.

-- Bob Lang, http://readwatchdo.com/



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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 05:33 PM

Look forward to publication. I’ve certainly enjoyed you publications on SketchUp!

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 06:14 PM

Bob, I see the typical Morris Chair… BUT, I do NOT see the word “Morris” anywhere.

How did the chair get to be known as The Morris Chair?

Who designed it? Ellis? Improved by Stickley?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 07:40 PM

The Morris chair is named after William Morris, one of the British luminaries of the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 1800s. Morris’ firm produced chairs with reclining backs, although they looked more Victorian in their overall design. The chair pictured was made by Gustav Stickley, and it displays many of the elements attributed to Harvey Ellis, but it was produced a few years before Ellis began to work for Stickley. There is also an earlier version of this chair that had reverse tapered legs, wider at the bottom than at the top.

-- Bob Lang, http://readwatchdo.com/

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 08:16 PM

Bob,

Thank you very much… I Googled and found this interesting website.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 12:14 AM

Bob check this vid out it may help some.

-- Rodman

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 12:17 AM

rodman-40… What video? Forget the Link?

edit:
Rodman… I think this video didn’t happen for some crazy reason(?)

edit:
Hey, that was a pretty good video! I learned something too! Cool techniques there!
... and it looks like they’re in business TODAY making really good stuff as before!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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