By James Krenov
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Cabinetmaking on the optimum point is an artwork, a self-discipline, a philosophy--even a fashion of life--in addition to being an invaluable craft. during this e-book one of many maximum dwelling cabinetmakers displays at the deeper meanings of his craft and explains for much less comprehensive employees how the precise attitudes towards fabrics, instruments, and time can raise the fun of this advanced job. Craftspeople in each medium may be encouraged through this account of having all started and constructing conduct that decrease the problems of a posh craft.
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Along the rest of the way, I must be less afraid. And more grateful. Once I used to get wood from far places, and take for granted that two, three, or four years would pass before it would be ready tp use. Now, four years is a long time. I'm still excited at the thought of writing to a friend in Sao Paulo and asking for some secupira or goncalo alves. But now my excitement is shaded by apprehension, almost regret. A half a year to get here, three years to dry ... and time is passing. I am sad, not at the thought of getting old, but because I might miss so much lovely wood.
P-tight that relaxation is something new, especially with reg~rd to things. So a piece in low key, where the wood has its message and there is an idea and inspiration, where someone has worked honestly and well but with humility too-this is original. By contrast. " On the contrary, they come home with all these tensions, and this thing by its very being helps them relax somehow. They look at it; there is nothing wrong. They like it, it needs no explanation, no exclamation. They sit and relax and just live with it.
49 Left and below: Cabinet in ash with brownish heartwood at the deepest part of the concave doorcurve. The irregular shape "changes" when one walks past the piece on the wall. The wood appeals to the hand. The pin-type brass hinges are specially made for me. , maximum depth 19 em. Untreated. 1971. Opposite: Showcase in doussie. There are glass shelves behind the three horizontal door-strips. , depth 14 em. Oiled. /' / 50 ONE DAY AT SCHOOL WE WERE VIEWING SOME slides of work by an applicant for a teacher's position.
A Cabinetmaker's Notebook (Woodworker's Library) by James Krenov