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Blog entry by moshel posted 1931 days ago 3066 reads 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t find any reference for this on the site, so if I am re-posting the obvious, please forgive me.

Project Gutenburg has 3 very detailed books on building mission furniture. they contain detailed plans (although not as detailed as some modern books) and they have LOTS of plans in them. The construction ideas are also very enlightening and worth browsing through (for example this swing)

to make a long story short:

Mission Furniture
HOW TO MAKE IT
by H.H. WINDSOR

PART I
PART II
PART III

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...



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daltxguy

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#1 posted 1931 days ago

Nice find, Moshe!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Steelmum

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#2 posted 1931 days ago

Nice find indeed! I got lost there for a little while. I will be going back there again and again!!

-- Berta in NC

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moshel

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#3 posted 1931 days ago

I know what you mean – its 1:00 at night here….

if you really want to get lost, look at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21531/21531-h/21531-h.htm
zillion joints and the last section is about the construction details of many Chinese and western puzzles

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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hObOmOnk

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#4 posted 1931 days ago

These old books offer some great insight in to how “Mission” furniture was made.

I have these books in pdf format and as reprints.

-- 温故知新

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Robert

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#5 posted 1931 days ago

Nice Find! Always good to ‘go to the source’.

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clieb91

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#6 posted 1931 days ago

Thanks for the link a goldmine of information.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Karson

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#7 posted 1931 days ago

I’m using a pdf print drivver on my computer so I fview the page and then print it as a pdf and then store that on my computer. A nice way to capture the data.

Thanks for the find.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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moshel

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#8 posted 1931 days ago

its good, but i would have liked the pdf to have the html hyperlinks into the text. for some reason this does not work properly with html2pdf converters i used.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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hObOmOnk

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#9 posted 1930 days ago

Note: This series is also available as a reprint book from

Lee Valley

-- 温故知新

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