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Thread: The book "Furniture Antiques Found in Virginia"

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    Dec 2006

    The book "Furniture Antiques Found in Virginia"

    Went downtown to get my monthly haircut and as I alway do, I stopped by my favorite used book store, Henderson Books. I found another treasure there and that was Carlyle Lynch's first book.

    It is a book with measured drawings of various antique furniture found in Virginia. It is beautiful book and I got it for $10. It is a steal of a deal. I almost feel guilty. If you don't know who Carlyle Lynch, shame on you. Besides his books, he was a major contributor of American Woodworker magazine and published many measured drawings of furniture. Google his name and see.

    Last month, after my haircut, I managed to snag used copies of two Aldren Watson books. "Country Furniture" and "Furniture Making Plain & Simple".

    Country Funiture is part history book and part how to build country furniture. It has been an excellent read. The other is a how to build eleven classic pieces of furniture using hand tools. It is a book that I value quite a bit. I already have his Hand Tool book.

    The way things have been going with my book finds, I can't wait until my next haircut. Now if I can just keep my wife from finding out these additions. Good thing my books are like her shoes, hard to tell with all of them around, if something is new.
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Nice one Bill

    Check this out too.

    and this one as well


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