Krenov-style ‘Memories Box’

Wood is the starting point of inspiration for these boxes infused with the past.

By Ted Brown
Pages: 48-51

From the December 2011 issue #194
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In my mind, this article goes to the root of why we work wood. It is about the philosophy of creating things in wood and the approach more so than the technical application of skill. Back in 1993, I spent nine months studying a way of working under James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, Calif. Yes, I learned technical things there, but more important is that Jim inspired us to think, to be sensitive in our choices and to do the very best we could in the execution.

ARTICLE: For another approach to a small, contemporary box, read Gary Rogowski’s “Jasmine Box.”
ARTICLE: For more on applying shellac, read Bob Flexner’s “French Polishing Myths,” in this issue on page 60.
TO BUY: Build your skills with “Box by Box,” by Jim Stack.
IN OUR STORE: “New Masters of the Wooden Box,” by Oscar Fitzgerald.

From the December 2011 issue #194
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