What follows is an introduction he wrote to the students june 12 1997. The official site the author of four crucial books for any serious woodworker krenov taught a philosophy that has become a prerequisite for advanced cabinetry throughout the world.
The krenov school the very human art of fine woodworking.
Fine woodworking krenov. I m happy that you ve looked us up and are interested in what we are doing. Although he didn t invent the cabinet on stand form that he popularized krenov spent his career perfecting it. Shavings curl from the plane in my hands swish and slide as i rock to the motion of the work.
The founder of the fine woodworking program at the college of the redwoods in ft. Fine woodworking forums ask questions offer advice and share your work. Krenov lectured at schools and universities all over the world and received numerous awards for his achievements both as a trailblazer and a craftsman.
Our mission is to continue the legacy of james krenov his values approach to woodworking and teaching. From the first exercise to the last project all work is intended to encourage patience and flexibility of methods to enrich and refine hand skills and clarity of vision and to foster the integrity implicit in the term fine woodworking. People often ask me what the best project is to start out on as a beginner woodworker.
The krenov foundation supports the art and craft of fine woodworking through scholarships exhibitions and developing an online archive of krenov s work. Fine woodworking main menu subscribe james krenov his work is currently displayed in museums in sweden norway japan and the united states and he wrote five books on woodworking including the cabinetmakers notebook and the fine art of cabinetmaking. James krenov meet krenov the official site.
A woman of great warmth very large patience and the staying power of a saint mrs. By philip morley feb 06 2018. James krenov was the founder of the college of the redwoods fine furniture program.
This cabinet has all the. James krenov s writings gifted eye love of wood impeccable craftsmanship and philosophical approach to woodworking have made his work timeless and influential. Bragg calif krenov taught students how to make wood handplanes for more than twenty years.
October 31 1920 september 9 2009. She is shy of being made a fuss over but in reality britta krenov is nearly as much the creator of krenov s contribution to woodworking as is krenov himself. The iconic krenov style sawhorse a simple project that packs in a lot of lessons on joinery.
For me the answer is simple. Now 87 years old with failing eyesight krenov still lives near the college and continues to make wood planes. From sallie hodges on vimeo.
Krenov was for a long time the economic bulwark of krenov s passion. Thus the process of learning testing and evaluating occurs continuously throughout the course.