§ by Gordon Gaippe on September 15th, 2009
I started woodworking in the 1980′s, and like many if not most woodworkers, James Krenov was an inspiration beyond description. He did such beautiful things with wood, and he shared his skill and knowledge with many others. He passed away September 9th.
From the official James Krenov website: “A recognized furniture maker in Sweden, he moved to Northern California in 1981, where he created and led the College of the Redwoods’ Fine Woodworking School. In his twenty years with the school he taught hundreds of eager students from around the world while continuing to build his own fine furniture. He retired from the college in 2002. James Krenov is represented with works at museums in Sweden, Norway, Japan and the U.S.”
Lots more information about him and photos of his work are at his website. The photo is from his website.