Passing of Jim Krenov

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Forum topic by JuniorJoiner posted 09-10-2009 05:23 AM 2328 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2009 05:23 AM

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for those of you who new him, My condolences. He touched many with his work and teachings, and will be sorely missed.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 05:51 AM

I’m assuming you are talking about James Krenov (sorry I have never heard of him referred to as Jim, but can assume he was called it). If he in fact died it is indeed a sad day for me. His work has inspired me very much and I have actually had the luxury of making a few inspired pieces. I have also read a few of his books. If there was anyone I wanted to meet in the industry it was him, and unfortunately I missed the opportunity. I hope to be as humble as he was. He will be missed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 07:40 AM

Hey Junior, I imagine you are at the inside passage school right now…that must make his passing have that much more impact. I would have loved to have met him, the closest I’ll get is his books.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:26 PM

Devin, yes indeed it was an emotional day for Robert, his family , and even us students at the school.
we are fortunate enough to have his teachings, his books, and his work to inspire us.
James Krenov will be well remembered.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 03:32 PM

oh wow, sad news indeed. what a year.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 03:50 PM

A great craftsman will be missed…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 01:23 AM

It seems like all of my favorites are gone now. We are so lucky to have Jim’s writings. I re-read them often when I need a little boost or inspiration. He keeps me focused on excellence in many things.

I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with him a few years ago in his shop and in his home. My condolences to his family. He will be missed by many.

-- jim

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#7 posted 09-11-2009 06:02 AM

One unavoidable fact of life is death.

Every one dies, but they can live on in what they did, what they taught, and what we learn from them.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#8 posted 09-11-2009 06:17 AM

We should pray for His family and friends. Lets also remember him in our work. What a great guy. He sure started a wonderful school.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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