Definitely get yourself over to Gamble House in Pasadena while
you're there. Greene and Greene built it.
P.S: Take diapers. You'll soil yourself when you see the work.
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Lotsa wood, but little if any spruce as I recall.
As Lou mentioned it was moved to McMinnville, Oregon (45mi +/- SW of
Portland) a while back. It's now in an aviation museum run by Evergreen
Aviation in memory of the founder's son. There are dozens of notable
aircraft, both miliary and civilian, in the museum as well. Just this
year (or maybe it was last year), the museum obtained an SR-71, trucked
it up I-5 and after some resto, it too will go on display. Quite an
impressive assembleage of aircraft.
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
Offering a shim for the Porter-Cable 557 type 2 fence design.
What are you looking for? For tools, lumber, galleries?
My ususal source of lumber is the House of Hardwoods at 2143 Pontius
Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 479-4196, just east of Santa
For tools I like Westwood Power Tools at 4824 South Sepulveda Bl,
Culver City, CA 90230, (310) 837-1231, which, depite its name has a
decent selection of hand tools and a great library to choose from.
To see woodworking, check out the Del Mano Gallery at 11981 San
Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (310) 476-8508, just
on the northern border of Santa Monica. It's been a couple years
since I've been there but they always had some interesting turnings
and small decorative boxes.
And if it's still up, there's a terrific show at the Getty Museum at
200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (310) 440-7330, not far
from Santa Monica, on 18th century furniture making techniques.
I lived there for years. Fabulous area!! I would heartily second the
recommendation to see the Gamble House. I can't think of better place
for a woodworker to blow his mind. Maybe there is a tour out there, so
you don't have to drive. I've heard the traffic in LA has gotten a lot
worse since I left in 1987. Even then the drive from Santa Monica to
Pasadena could be a challenge, even for a local.
There are also a couple of nice Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the LA
area. I think you can visit them. I believe there is one in Mailbu,
which isn't far from Santa Monica.
Have a great time!
Tin Woodsmn wrote:
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