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James Krenov Uncensored: The Smithsonian Interview

Do you have an hour? If so, click below to read the transcript of a taped interview of James Krenov that was conducted by Oscar Fitzgerald for the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project For Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

In this wide-ranging interview, Krenov gives his unvarnished opinion on contemporary woodworking, tools and other famous woodworkers. Prepare to have your feathers ruffled.

http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/krenov04.htm

Christopher Schwarz

2 thoughts on “James Krenov Uncensored: The Smithsonian Interview

  1. Jim

    very much unvarnished, especially as relates to "art" and interior design. I don’t know, however, if I believe that he uses the pricing method that he says he does.

    All in all, a very enjoyable interview after a full dya in the shop.

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