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sarahss

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1246 days ago

I’m looking for a book titled “Making Craftsman Style Lamps” by Edward R. Turner. I simply can’t find this book. It’s out of print, so I called the publisher—no help. I called the library of congress and they don’t have it. My local library is trying to borrow it from another library, but so far no luck—they can only find one copy in the US. Tried all the book sites (amazon, borders, etc.) and even enlisted the services of a rare book finder. I also tried calling Bob Lang, but he had never heard of the author. It seems the author has moved from Canada to some warm island paradise, and is off the grid. Does anybody know where I could buy or borrow a copy of this book? My goal is to make a reproduction (or similar project) to one of the chandeliers in the Gamble House.


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RogerBean

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#1 posted 1246 days ago

Try www.alibris.com or amazon.com for used copies.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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levan

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

I just did a search of his name and Amazon has the book you refer to.

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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sarahss

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#3 posted 1246 days ago

Amazon is out of stock indefinitely. Problem is the book is no longer being printed. Can’t find any used copies either.

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Loren

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#4 posted 1246 days ago

I doubt that book gets into chandeliers. I’d go to the source drawings
for Greene and Greene stuff if I were you. Look at examples or reproductions
in person if you can get to them.

Most any furniture can be reproduced from a photograph. There’s a method
to flattening out the image of a 3d piece to make 2d drawings of all the sides,
but it’s doable and not really that difficult.

G&G stuff is mostly mortise and tenon. It’s the small details that make the style
special, not the basic geometry of the pieces.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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MrsN

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#5 posted 1246 days ago

I don’t have any info on the book you are looking for. but is there a reason you need that book? I did a quick search on amazon and it looked like there would be other books of a similar nature, is there something really special about this one?

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sarahss

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#6 posted 1246 days ago

That books synopsis specifically mentioned G&G style, so I was hoping that it might have info on the chandeliers.

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 1245 days ago

For books of any age, any subject: “ABE Books” online. ...millions….

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jusfine

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#8 posted 1245 days ago

I have many books written on the Greene and Greene style and the Gamble House, if you know which fixture or which room it is in, I will gladly look for it and send you what information I have.

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

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sarahss

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#9 posted 1245 days ago

I believe it’s the dining room chandelier. I’ve included a link showing a photo, but the photo is pretty small, but if you double click on the dining room photo, a bigger image comes up. If you have a book with any joinery info for this, I’ll order a copy if you would send me info on the book.

http://barnyardgazette.blogspot.com/2007/08/craftsman-movement-gamble-house.html

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Dave

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#10 posted 1245 days ago

have you looked at google books or” http://www.archive.org/":http://www.archive.org/

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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sarahss

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#11 posted 1245 days ago

Yes. I have googled the book and looked at probably about 100 sites for it. I even called a service that locates hard to find or out of print books and they couldn’t find it.

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jusfine

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#12 posted 1244 days ago

I will check through them this weekend.

We walked through the room on the joinery tour just over a month ago, but I was looking at the drawers by the windows and I honestly do not remember seeing it… way too much to absorb in a 4 hour tour!

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

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sarahss

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#13 posted 1244 days ago

I had no idea that there was a joinery tour! Reeading the Peart book, he describes sending his kid to distract the docent so he could get a better look at something. If we ever make the trip from Mississippi to California, that’s certainly on my to do list.

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FBecht

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#14 posted 1244 days ago

Dover publications is a treasure trove of reprinted books on every subject imaginable. Here is a link for two similar books:

http://doverpublications.ecomm-search.com/search?keywords=craftsman%20style%20lamps

Recently I saw the one you mention but I’ll be darned if I can remember where.

-- Fred Becht Elmhurst IL "The lyf so short the craft so long to lerne" The Craftsman 1905

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jusfine

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#15 posted 1244 days ago

sarahss, I booked a private joinery tour (max 8 people) and then opened it up to lumberjocks who wanted to share it with us.

I was surprised that we had only 4 people respond but with the tour a bit smaller, we had a great time.
Jim took more time to explain and discuss things than maybe he would have normally, everyone enjoyed it!

It was worth the price of the flight from Canada, tour cost, and motel plus the weather was very nice!
We shared a great meal together after the tour.

I would definitely recommend it!

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

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