While finishing consruction and maintenace projects preparing for Minnesota winter…. Snow didn’t melt last year, and it was piled everywhere, 6 to 7 ft. high….I have been on my Krenovian journey. I have the “cabinet maker” books, which inspired me. I didn’t know I had joined thoese before me. Just got the woodworker book. Know there are other books but…”enough”..
Yesterday the weather stopped me again. So off to find what’s out there on the webb about Krenov. I came upon the memorial video. Sat in front of my computer for an hour and a half! Students who “discovered” him and went to the school at Fort Bragg, were sharing their “JK” stories. Many honoring his wife Britta. I find that I am just one more person moved by a passionate creative guy, who was supported in his journey by a great woman. I later said “thankyou,” to my wife for her support..:)
Found other articles..many in Fine Woodworking, and some where like DYI the archives were not accessible. what I find curious is many have been on the same journey, looking at the same creative people as I have. and the same available sources.
What is it that trips the same trigger in others as it does me? I believe it is the passion to create, to see the pieces which inspire and move others.
Would add an “undersung” person to the list of my studio furniture mentors and a personal thanks to Seth Stem for writing a educational informative book that I have shared with others. “Designing Furniture from concept to shop drawing: a practical guide.”
Well I have all this information in my head. doing one thing at a time. Have to go out to finish my winter maintenance and building projects.
It’s an interesting journey.
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher