A Cabinetmaker's Notebook (Woodworker's Library) by James Krenov

By James Krenov

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Cabinetmaking on the maximum point is an artwork, a self-discipline, a philosophy--even a manner of life--in addition to being an invaluable craft. during this booklet one of many maximum residing cabinetmakers displays at the deeper meanings of his craft and explains for much less finished staff how the appropriate attitudes towards fabrics, instruments, and time can elevate the fun of this advanced job. Craftspeople in each medium could be encouraged via this account of having all started and constructing conduct that decrease the problems of a posh craft.

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All the little details, the way things add up, are unpredictable-or nearly so. It is a finger-tip adventure. Maybe someone else can do it better, I don't know. But this is me. When I put my initials on a piece (and I do so because people ask me to), that JK stands for me. Sometimes I pleasantly forget. " lowe it to them-I didn't use to think so, but now I realize that vanity aside, it is just a simple courtesy. So I inscribe my mark as small as I possibly can, some place underneath, where it is hard to find.

But this is me. When I put my initials on a piece (and I do so because people ask me to), that JK stands for me. Sometimes I pleasantly forget. " lowe it to them-I didn't use to think so, but now I realize that vanity aside, it is just a simple courtesy. So I inscribe my mark as small as I possibly can, some place underneath, where it is hard to find. Where it doesn't bother me-or anyone else. My lillIe mark, when I remember to put it there, is because I have done all the work. WHAT IS IT LIKE WHEN YOU FIRST SET UP YOUR OWN shop?

Depth 14 em. Oiled. /' / 50 ONE DAY AT SCHOOL WE WERE VIEWING SOME slides of work by an applicant for a teacher's position. It was good work. Professional, exact, up-to-date in tone. A bit sophisticated, perhaps, but well done. We were going through all these slides when one of the students exclaimed: "Man, that's a lot of work! " I said "About twelve years," and he said, "Wow! " It was a lot of work we were looking at. Time and effort, day in and day out: that's what this kind of cabinetmaking is about.

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