This is the landing page for posts related to the forthcoming book tentatively titled “Go, Go, Go: The Life, Influence and Woodworking of Tage Frid” that I am writing for the Lost Art Press.
Pins First Pal - As I slowly work through the projects for my upcoming book Go, Go, Go I’ve been trying to do as many things the same way as Tage Frid did. It has been an interesting experiment. Most of Tage’s advice has been sound and reproducible. Once in a while a given technique may want to induce fits. … Continue reading Pins First Pal Flexner’s Danish Workbench - Yesterday evening in the weekly Popular Woodworking ‘Week in Review’ email summary I saw a nice post by Bob Flexner — Contributing Editor to Popular Woodworking and well known Finishing Expert — sharing his thoughts on Danish Workbenches. You can read Bob’s post here. Bob shares his thoughts on this form of bench along with … Continue reading Flexner’s Danish Workbench Sinister Workbench - I haven’t seen a lot of left-handed, or ‘sinister‘ workbenches out in the wild. I suspect most are from the mid 20th century or later with the assumption that earlier southpaws were likely forced to work right-handed much as a lot of the left-handed folks in my family were forced to learn to write … Continue reading Sinister Workbench A little clamping on the side - Have you used your side clamps lately? Wait, what are side clamps? Side clamps are a pair of adjustable wooden blocks that mount on the outside of a traditional continental workbench with one block mounted to the tail vise and one mounted to the fixed portion of the bench top. In this experiment the blocks … Continue reading A little clamping on the side Go, Go, Go: The Life, Influence and Woodworking of Tage Frid - I have some big news to share with everyone today, I’m proud to say that I am the process of writing a book for the Lost Art Press tentatively titled “Go, Go, Go: The Life, Influence and Woodworking of Tage Frid” You can read more about my background and the premise of the book in … Continue reading Go, Go, Go: The Life, Influence and Woodworking of Tage Frid Tage Frid — The Great Dane - Woodworking is a lifelong journey of discovery and rediscovery. Along the way you’ll meet a lot of great folks and interesting characters who are surprisingly willing to share advice and help you out. The craft has been passed down this way for millenia. Everything Old is New Again Modern woodworking media seems to go in … Continue reading Tage Frid — The Great Dane Bolt Stretcher - What do you do when you need a very long bolt? Most hardware stores only stock bolts up to about 10″ or 12″ in the sizes most woodworkers use — 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ diameter. Time to break out the bolt stretcher? Assuming you don’t have such a mythical machine you can make your … Continue reading Bolt Stretcher