The Krenov School: A Conversation with Laura Mays & Ron Hock

Ron Hock at his bench.

Ron Hock at his bench.

Ron Hock has
an extended affiliation with the nice woodworking program on the
Faculty of the Redwoods (CR), which is quickly to change into The
Krenov Faculty underneath the administration of Mendocino Faculty.
Each the college and Ron are in Fort Bragg, Calif., the place Ron
began a knife-making enterprise in 1981. He was quickly
thereafter requested by CR college students if he may make airplane irons
for them, so he did.*

Ron turned pals with the woodworking program’s founder,
James Krenov, and is now on the board of the Krenov Foundation,
together with Laura Mays, basis president and director of
the CR nice woodworking program.

Our video staff was in Fort Bragg to movie a sharpening video
with Ron (it will likely be out in late January 2017), so we determined
handy him a microphone, take a stroll up the highway and have a
chat with Laura in regards to the upcoming identify change and what that
means for the college, this system of examine, and Krenov’s
legacy. Have a look beneath:

— Megan

  • Since then, Ron has developed a well-respected line of
    airplane blades and chipbreakers, kits for making handplanes,
    spokeshaves and shoulder planes, carving and marking knives
    and extra. He’s additionally the writer of “The
    Perfect Edge,
    ” obtainable at, and of

    this lovely eulogy on Krenov.


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Megan Fitzpatrick

About Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is the editor and content material director of Well-liked
Woodworking Journal. She prefers utilizing hand instruments as a result of
they not often make loud noises. Until they fall off the bench.

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