"... so you pick up your guitar, and play it for yourself. These days you only play it seems, for everybody else."- Stephen Fearing
Before Jim passed, he left his hand tools and machines to our school, with the hopes of establishing a small shop for me to continue my work at home. With our recent acquisition of one of his cabinets, we have had to delay the building of the James Krenov Memorial Shop for at least a few more years. Until that time, with Yvonne's office back at the school, I have moved my benchroom, including Jim's hand tools to our home. My new benchroom, above, is small but well organized and has an abundance of natural light. His machines will remain at the school, where they will see limited use and serve as fine examples of efficiency.
This week I have selected exercise and project material for our upcoming Craftsman and Resident Craftsman Programs. I just spoke with Terry at A&M Wood Specialty. who hand picked fresh stock for our wood room including 12/4 Narra, 8/4 Goncalo Alves, 8/4 Cedar of Lebanon, 8/4 Olive, 12/4 Pear, 16/4 Maple, 16/4 Cherry, 16/4 Walnut, 16/4 European Beech, 12/4 Teak and 8/4 Limba.
I am currently working on the drawers for a cabinet on a stand. The curved laminated fronts are balsamo with doussie sides and backs. The bottoms are of locally harvested cypress. I have finished flaring each of the pins and have moved onto the transfer.This coming week, I hope to be moving onto the assemblies of the drawers. Life is good.
Be well and enjoy your work... I know I am.
Our school and its programs are founded on and dedicated to the teachings of James Krenov. If you would like additional information, or would like to register please contact Yvonne.