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Get Your House Right (available on Amazon.com). An insightful and illuminating look at common architectural errors and their solutions.
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The Wood Whisperer! (excellent and edgy woodworking video pod casts)
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The Theory of Moldings. (Reprint availabe on Amazon.com) The best resource for understanding molding design and applications.
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1914 Award Winning Letters: "How I built a reputation..."
  (pdf file created by Jeff Burks--right click and save file to disc.)
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Historic Millwork
  A Guide to Restoring and Re-creating Doors, Windows, and Moldings of the Late Nineteenth through
Mid-Twentieth Centuries, by Brent Hull
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Pat Warner Router Books
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The Journal of Light Construction
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Fine Homebuilding
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Traditional Building Magazine
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Tools of the Trade
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Code Check Building Links
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Joe Woods Website: Woodshop
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Hull Historical (Reproduction Moldings)
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Sines (A good explaination of Trig)
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Women in Woodworking
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History of Moldings (Traditional Building Mag)
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The Blacker House (Greene & Greene)
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Greene and Greene Homes in Pasadena
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"The Elements of Style": Identifying Architectural Period Styles, ed. by Stephen Calloway
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"Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture" Cyril Harris (excellent resource for terminolgy)
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"A Field Guide to American Houses" (and...)
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"America's Historic Neigborhoods" both by Viginnia McCalester (perfect companions for a carpenter's vacation!)
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The Dictionary of Building Preservation (Bucher/ Wiley 96)
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Victorian Homes of the Midwest: Excellent site on Victorian architecture with well-written essays and beautiful photographs.
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Loretto Chapel Staircase
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Project Management Degree
   
 
   
   
  Materials  
 

 
 
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Fortifiber
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Benjamin Obedyke
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Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association
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Forest Plywood
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Focal Point (Polyurethane Moldings & Ornamentation)
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Phillips Plywood
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Soss Invisible Hinges
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Woodworker's Hardware: Cabinet Hardware
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Pinske-Edge Tools for Solid Surface Fabrication
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McMaster-Carr: You-Name-It Hardware Catalogue Sales
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Johnson Hardware (sliding doors)
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E.B. Bradley (specialty hardware and tools)
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Sugastsune (Hardware)
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Superior Moulding
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Bommer Industries (hinges, spring hinges, double-acting hinges)
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McFeely's Square Drive Screws
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Schlegel Systems, Inc. (Window and Door Hardware)
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Windsor One / Windsor Mill: Interior and Exterior Trim & Siding
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Liberon Wood Finish Supply
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The Door and Hardware Institue (specs, info. on Doors/Hardw.)
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Wood Moulding and Milwork Producers Association
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Architectural Elements (Mark White: Molded Polyurethane Milwork)
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New England Classic (Molding and Wainscoting)
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Trapeze Decking Screws
 
   
   
  Tools  
 

 
 
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Festool
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BOSCH Power Tools
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Amazon / Tool Crib
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Senco
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Stabila
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DeWalt Power Tools
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Pemko Weatherstripping Products
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Reid Tool
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Delta Tools
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Collins Tool Company
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Calculated Industries (Construction Master Calculators)
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Jim Chestnuts Clam Clamps
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CopeMaster
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Dust Bee Gone (great surgical-type particle masks, washable, re-usable)
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Rousseau Power Tool Accessories
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FAST CAP (2P-10 Glue, Glue Bottles, Third Hand, Edge-Banding & Tools, etc.)
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Pat Warner Routing Accessories
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Templaco Tools: Router Templates
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Micro-Fence Precision Router Edge Guide
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Virutex: Laminate Edge Trimmers
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Hida Tools (Japanese Hand Saws)
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Right-Tool Co. (Lion Trimmer & Picture Framing Tools)
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Medford Tool & Supply
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Saw Helper Miter Saw Stand
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Porter Cable Tools
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Milwaukee Tools
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Amana Tools (Carbide Router Bits, etc.)
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True Angle Tool (Plastic Angle Finder)
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Ulmia Clamps
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Sharpening Guide
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Oneida Dust Collectors
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Williams & Hussy: Molding Machine
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Hoffman Dovetail Machine
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Tajima (Chalk Lines, Tape Measures, Saws)
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Trim Gauge
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Kreg Tool Company (Kreg Jig)
 
   
     
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