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Tom
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Re: AULDBRASS 2021

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DeLong's book on Auldbrass has been expanded by a third and reissued. I have the earlier book. In it, this is what he says was used to finish the wood inside and out:

https://www.owatrolusa.com/product/deks-olje-d1/

He says Silver's crew oiled the exterior down once every year taking them two weeks. He says they oil the interior down every two years.
From my visit, it looks to me like they now use something different on the exterior. The exterior now looks more like a solid translucent stain.

juankbedoya
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Re: AULDBRASS 2021

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it's amazing to see Auldbrass but.... no interior shots allowed?

Tom
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Re: AULDBRASS 2021

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No interior shots permitted.

Roderick Grant
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Re: AULDBRASS 2021

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That isn't unusual. Many homeowners don't like having personal things photographed. When I photographed the Gillen House, I first asked the owner if it was OK to include interiors, and I emphasized that I would avoid any personal items. Mr. Guerin (second owner) was amazingly generous, and allowed it. I also said I would never release any of the photos to anyone else. Tom Heinz was anxious to get his hands on them (no interior shots had ever been published at that time) and would have paid for them, but I refused. Ownership has moved on, and I could let them go, but I won't.

These days, with Facebook (or Meta, as it is now known), it is probably inevitable that any subject of photography would end up online for all to see. I don't blame people for trying to keep things private.

Tom
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Re: AULDBRASS 2021

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"Wright, a fan of geometry, worked various Euclidian shapes into his designs at Auldbrass." Specifically, Wright preferred the most basic of geometry---elemental, he might have called it: subdivisions of the 360 degrees into which the circle is universally divided, favoring the quartering of the disc into right-angled (orthogonal) forms, and the [se xtile] and its subdivisions: 60, 30, 15 and (on occasion) 10 degree angles. The stickwork added to certain windows at Auldbrass will be found to contain 15, 30 and sixty-degree angles. Random geometry was not on Mr Wright's menu . . .

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