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12-09-2010 03:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: greene and greene tour gamble house furniture joinery mahogany shaping joining finishing arts and crafts

I had posted the information on a private joinery tour at the Gamble House in Pasedena some time ago, and we still have two spots left on our private tour.

This is a great opportunity to get “behind the velvet ropes” and see the skill and materials used over 100 years ago in this classic style, our guide is a true craftsman who has built numerous G+G pieces.

Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM

Cost $70.00 per person.

I have already paid for the whole tour, it is confirmed and at least 3 LJ’s will be there!

If you would like more information, or to book one or two of the last tickets, please send me a message ASAP!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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#1 posted 01-01-2011 04:42 PM

Have you got your last two yet?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 07:19 PM

Still looking for two more, Mark, come on, it will be a blast!

Lunch afterwards with other LJ’s… if you come I will buy…

Buy Lunch, that is. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 11:39 PM

I agree it probably would be a blast, but I intend to buy a table saw this quarter so I gotta save every penny I can, but the lunch offer sounds tempting!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 09:38 PM

I hope you will be posting pics from the tour soon

-- Ancora Imparo - Michelangelo

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 02:26 AM

Gosh what an opportunity. Unfortunately, it came at a bad time. Please post again if you have another opportunity.

Maybe even a special event for lumber jocks. $70 for the tour is outrageously inexpensive. I don’t know how much I have invested in Green and Green books but it is many times that. Even if you factor in the airfare and other expenses, it is really inexpensive.

Domer

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 06:48 AM

jbird, we did take a number of photos of the exterior of the buildings, but photos are not allowed inside the house.

Domer, I thought so too, and that’s why I booked it and then offered the opportunity of the private tour to others. I also have spent many $$ on books and video as well, and you are right, even factoring in the airfare and motel and meals, it was worth every minute!

I could have stayed another 4 hours and just admired the furniture. We had a great host, who answered many of our questions and gave a full accounting of some things that are never expained in books.

In Lang’s book, he makes reference to seeing their work in photos, and that it can never do it justice.
I now understand exactly what he refers to, most of their work is astonishing, given that these houses were built when wild buffalo still roamed the West…

Wish a couple more people would have made the effort…it was a great way to meet Lumberjocks as well!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 06:59 AM

What a great opportunity you received. Too bad about the pictures being prohibited….I wish I had been nearer the area and able to attend. I imagine that the craftsmanship is truly inspirational….I am a big fan of G&G and love to see good examples of the style.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 06:39 AM

reggiek, you would have loved it.
Not good examples but the real thing, joinery and details explained by our very competent guide.

I flew 2000 miles to see it, and it was worth every minute.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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