I recently watched the "Mentors" episode of the Wood Works show with
David Marks where he visited with James Krenov and Art Carpenter. Of
course they showed examples of their work, and it is all incredible
but what I found really interesting was seeing their shops.
Krenov's tiny little shop consists of a nice bench, an small Inca
bandsaw and jointer, and lots of chisels and planes.
Art Carpenter's shop looks a little like a trip to a flea market. He
has an old Atlas drill press he bought for $100, an old lathe that
looks like it might have been homemade, and a nice big ol' bandsaw.
It made me stop and think, here are two of the most renowned
craftsman, still turning out what can legitimately be called works of
art, and they are doing it without many of the fancy machines that
many of us lust after. (maybe I should speak for myself... =0 > )
Anyway, it was a good show ... check it out if you see it on your