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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 09-02-2010 03:16 PM 1430 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My path to enlightenment appears to be rather random. LOL I am discovering the woodworkers path, and the sculptors path as well as architechs and others can be lumped into Art?

Found and interview with Krenov. It was great, he was a true Lumberjock! Always called himself an amateur (sp?). A catagory he liked to be in. He talked about others who may have been more “well known” but differed from him. He may have enjoyed what they created but not their process in creating. William Castle didn’t care about the piece after it was done, just creating it?

I recomended Krenov to a woodworker friend via examples of cabinetry. he got one of the books written by Krenov. Thought it was philosophy. Guess it can be considered that. James Krenov was encouraged to write those books by others. He said that he talked the words which is different than thinking the words. But he is my first mentor. As with others his words rang true in my feeling part of why I like wood.

For me, I think too much. My strength and weakness. I analyze too much, again a strength and weakness. Found by reading the interview, that my way of behaving is a lot like Krenov’s, only hope my visions in wood can materialize, half as good as his.

Thomas Tieffenbacher/AKA DocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 03:18 PM

As Krenov coined the phrase, I’m a pre Kerowak Hippie.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 08:36 PM

The path to enlightenment lies in the doing, in the act of creation.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 05:51 PM

Krenov is an amateur! Amateur means “one who does something for the love of it”. (amo, Latin, to love)

“Twice blessed is he who earns his daily bread doing that which he would willingly pay to do.”

I figure if you enjoy what you’re doing enough, you aren’t working any more, you’re retired.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 06:06 PM

Yep! Never lost his love of the wood, even though ironicaly he lost his eye sight. The 2004 Smithonia article, an unedited taped discussion with the manlets us know he wasn’t in it for the money., fame or such. Maybe, time, place, and circumstance did the rest?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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