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  1. Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand

    Here is a cabinet on stand I built around five years ago after reading A Cabinet Makers Notebook by James Krenov. Curly Cherry, Spalted Maple, Black Walnut, & Ebony were used for this build. I finished the project with a wiping varnish.
  2. Kids Standing Desk with Drafting Table Top

    Full build album (to the extent I took pictures) is at Daughter is in school and likes to draw, and she picked out a piece of purple heart a while ago and wanted a writing/drawing desk. Sketched something up and made it. Legs adjust with star knobs through indexed holes every inch, still at...
  3. krenov cab

    Here is a Krenov cabinet I made yesterday. The legs are jatoba and the cab is maple. There is no finish or hinges yet. The finish will be a mix of tung oil, blo, and wipe on poly. The dovetails were cut with the bandsaw and utility knife. The legs were shaped on the oscillating spindle...
  4. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hi all, A student at the local University shot this short documentary about my shop. If your interested: https://jasonstrawwoodworker.com/jason-straw-woodworker-the-mini-documentary/ -jason
  5. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    From what I have learned by listening to the first episode/installment on the fww.com website, several LumberJocks may be familiar with these articles. Maybe not. Regardless, these are intriguing and entertaining stories that, according to Isler, gave James Krenov a chuckle and led to a...
  6. Blogs
    When East meets West Two Planes go Head to Head These days, when you open up your favorite Woodworking Magazines you see an incredible amount of hand tools coming back into style by manufacturers from literally all over the world. While this indeed is a good thing for hand tool users and...
  7. Blogs
    You never know When things become confusing, and I'm talking about the design aspect now as I have yet to begin this project, the shop gets quiet. My mind scopes the shop in search of something. A piece of material? A jig? Anything that can "push" me in the direction I need to go. Does my...
  8. Blogs
    Making the Walnut Base In this video, I start making a James Krenov inspired case. The pieces for the base came from a single piece of 8/4 walnut. I cut the parts and join everything with the Festool Domino and a few dowels.
  9. Blogs
    Build A Krenov Style Cabinet On Stand Pt.1 Hello Everyone, Just uploaded a new video to YouTube. In this video I start my annual show project. This year I am building a Krenov style cabinet on stand. This projects will have some firsts for me. I will be veneering using a vacuum bag. Should be...
  10. Blogs
    The Studio Furniture Movement Lumberjocks has had a few blogs listed in Google. I've mentioned that I am inspired by James Krenov. Searching for information about Mr. krenov I ran across Pitney and Ames who have been leading the way showing works of artisans that overlap in "form following...
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    The Studio Furniture Movement #2 Just found "Art for Everyday by Patricia Conway 1990. She has done an excellent job of exploring furniture as functional art. Furniture has always served as functional. the Arts and Crafts movement had a big effect on putting the man/person back into the...
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    The Studio Furniture Movement#3 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...
  13. Blogs
    The Studio furniture Movement#4 Onr the journey, and using my investigative skills, I stumbled upon the smithsonian taped interview of James Krenov. Took awhile to read. Pretty honest guy. Also attempted to be tactful? In my reading I have come across other's opinions laid down in visually...
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