Sunday, September 13, 2009

James Krenov, RIP

The single most influential woodworker in my life has been James Krenov. Have I ever met him? Unfortunately, no. But that doesn't mean that he hasn't been a major force in how I design and build.

For anyone just starting their woodworking journey, I highly recommend you buy these three books on cabinetmaking.

My work today would look much different today without Krenov's influence. He didn't simply teach me about how to use a plane, or choosing the proper hardware, he taught me how to look at wood.

Quite frankly, eleven years of woodworking classes (high school, college, and a four year carpentry apprenticeship) didn't teach me as much as one of his books.

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