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James Krenov 1920-2009

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Blog entry by BarryW posted 09-11-2009 12:34 AM 7894 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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For those who were lucky enough to study James Krenov’s works, books, videos and interviews…well, when I read his book 30 years ago, it was what interested me in woodworking. And now he’s gone.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 12:36 AM

He was one interesting person and artist and made some of the most unique furniture.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 01:07 AM

James: may God bless you and your wife. You have honored us with your presence, and we are the better for it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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xylosapiens

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 01:40 AM

I discovered his work several years ago throw the internet. It was a great flash for me.So many persons spoke and wrote about him and his teachings, that there must be a lot of woodlovers feeling themselve orphan till yesterday. I hope this will encourage some of them to grew up following his lessons in their own way. R.I.P.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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John Ormsby

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#4 posted 09-11-2009 02:39 AM

He was a very talented craftsman. I will always enjoy his designs and styles. His concept of harmony and balance were fantastic.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 09-11-2009 02:44 AM

Maloof and Krenov, urgh :(

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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reggiek

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 02:53 AM

I had heard that….was very sorry to hear…..his works are very innovative….and extraordinarily beautiful…...we lose a lot of great talent and experience with his passing…He was a great and inspiring teacher…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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PaBull

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 05:32 AM

We will miss him.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Mike Gager

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 02:22 PM

while i wasnt a fan of some of his ideas i can apprieciate what he brought to the hobby. sorry to see him go

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 04:02 PM

I just heard. He was a great teacher too! I would love to go to Redwood College and study in the program he started.

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 04:59 PM

Yes I liked many things about this elderly gentleman, and liked all that I saw and read.I have quite a few of his books and am always impressed when I read through them again and again.God Bless he and his wife he loved so much.very kind thoughts and wishes.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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