For the April 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints:
James Krenov is a man who, to woodworkers at least, needs no introduction. And yet, the life of this iconic cabinetmaker and teacher contains far more richness than is generally understood. Though he seldom spoke in detail about his upbringing and the influences that led him to working in wood, there was a time when Krenov toyed with the idea of an autobiography. It would, no doubt, have been a fascinating addendum to what his writings reveal about the inside of his mind. But it was not to be. Fortunately, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney has done the next best thing by providing a richly detailed exposition of Krenov’s life and work in this book, James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints.
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