Through these three classic volumes, it's easy to see why we and woodworkers the world over consider Tage Frid a most cherished woodworking icon. His passion has inspired countless enthusiasts and even shaped the course of the craft today.
In this limited-edition set (only 10,000 copies have been printed), the dean of American woodworking teachers brings to your shop more than half a century of woodworking insight and experience. You'll learn this master's techniques through step-by-step photos, detailed drawings, and thoughtful instruction.
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking Book 1: Joinery
by Tage Frid
This innovative book is a pictorial step-by-step demonstration of essential joinery and tools by the dean of American woodworking teachers. Tage Frid shows you how to use both hand and power tools to prepare wood and make all the joints useful to cabinetmakers -- from the simple tongue-and-groove to more complicated dovetails and multiple-spline miters.
Contents: Introduction - The Material - Saws - Preparing Stock - Dovetails - Other Multiple Joints - Tongue and Groove - Mortise and Tenon - Making Tenons - Mitered Frame Joints
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking Book 2: Shaping, Veneering, Finishing
by Tage Frid
Here are all the essentials of woodworking technique, brought to you by Tage Frid, a master craftsman with over 50 years of experience as a cabinetmaker. There's no better way to learn the intricacies of bending, turning, carving, veneering, inlaying and finishing than to watch Frid doing the work. He shows you what you need to know, using both detailed discussions and over 700 step-by-step illustrations. No detail is left to the imagination.
Contents: Bending - Scrapers - Carving - Spindle Turning - Faceplate Turning - Plywood and Veneer - Inlay - Finishing
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking Book 3: Furnituremaking
by Tage Frid
In this book, Tage Frid presents 18 of his favorite pieces, offering photos, instructions and complete working drawings for eight different tables, his well-known workbench, his distinctive three-legged stool, a rocking chair, a grandmother clock, and more.
All the designs reflect Frid's Scandinavian heritage and his belief that even the finest furniture should meet the needs of the people who use it. In each case, Frid explains how he designed the piece, outlines the steps involved in making it, and describes in detail those steps that are most difficult or interesting. In short, Frid gives you all the information you need to make his most successful pieces, plus a wealth of practical ideas about how you can improve your own furniture projects.
Contents: Introduction - Designing for People - Furniture to Make Furniture - Tables - Chairs - Casework - Office and Kitchen - Gallery.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.