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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

Book: The Restoration Economy by Storm Cunningham

Preservation Trades Network (PTN)
Andy from NH was wearing his PTN hat at the workshop :)

Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Amanda mentioned this organization

Home Energy Magazine
Dave had several issues of this at the business meeting

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.

Rik Ahlberg
Provincetown, MA
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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.

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