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rikahlberg



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Books, magazines, & web sites Reply with quote

A number of books, magazines, and web sites came up at the workshop. Could folks post what they recall?

The ones I've tracked down so far:

Book: Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
Noting to do with windows but lots on preservation/restoration
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400076706/qid=1147890623/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/002-9677820-2262452?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Book: The Restoration Economy by Storm Cunningham
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1576751910/sr=8-1/qid=1147890458/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-9677820-2262452?%5Fencoding=UTF8

Preservation Trades Network (PTN)
Andy from NH was wearing his PTN hat at the workshop :)
http://www.ptn.org

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Amanda mentioned this organization
http://apti.org

Home Energy Magazine
Dave had several issues of this at the business meeting
http://www.homeenergy.org/

Allback Windowcraft (Sweden)
These folks make the linseed putty we experimented with. They also teach window repair. Site links to a number of articles on energy efficiency of wood windows.
http://www.windowcraft.se/

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Andy in NH



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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: More books Reply with quote

Here are a few of the books I have found helpfull:

The Old Way of Seeing - Jonathan Hale (out of print but shows up on Amazon and Ebay once in a while). Deals with the architecture of old buildings and the sense of proportion and balance.

Modern Practical Joinery - George Ellis "modern" in the 1902 sense

A Building History of Northern New England - James Garvin (NH state historian and wonderful speaker if you get to hear him). Good coverage of windows (and everything else) including a series of muntin profiles from 1705 to present.

Building with Lime - Holmes & Wingate

Specialized Joinery - Algrove Publishing Classic Reprint Series

Dictionary of American Hand Tools - compiled by Alvin Sellens

A Treasury of Fine Construction Design - Philip Knoblock (I wonder if that is REALLY his name) This is a pettern book from the 20's. Pattern books are very usefull as they were the basis for much construction and often formed the common method of the day. I plan to get the related book "The Carpenters' Company 1786 Rule Book" also by Astagal Press when I have the time.

Old House Measured and Scaled Detail Drawings for Builders and Carpenters - William Radford Another pattern book with a wealth of window info. including cross sectional details.

Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, Vol. II - Denis Diderot. Excellent set of 485 plates (engravings) including complete sets on glass making - from raw material handling to finished glass of various types.

That's all for now. If you need ISBN or additional info drop me a line.

Andy
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