Woodworking Profile: Tage Frid

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The Next Best Thing to a Private Lesson

Tage Frid is known as the "Dean of American Woodworking." Over his 50-year career as a woodworker, educator, and author, he helped thousands learn woodworking. This video is an opportunity to visit the master in his shop and home and listen to him as he shares his wisdom.

In this rare documentary Frid shows you how to build several pieces and discusses how his philosophy of designing around construction informs his work. Frid also demonstrates such woodworking basics as sharpening a chisel and cabinet scraper as well as how to make multiple spline joints and cut half-blind dovetails. Two bonus segments on laminating in form to make salad servers and veneering a coffee table are also included.

"Frid has done more than any other woodworker I know to make the crafting of fine furniture practical, safe and reasonably expedient." Popular Woodworking

Every classic Fine Woodworking video takes you right into an expert woodworker's shop. You'll see firsthand exactly how to do the work -- the tools, the techniques, and the subtle rhythms of each process. Now reissued in downloadable format, this timeless information is even more accessible.

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Media TypeVideo
Number of Programs2


Program Title Duration
Woodworking Profile: Tage Frid - Part 1 50:37
Woodworking Profile: Tage Frid - Part 2 23:51
Total Time 1:14:28