As of now (Dec 2012) there’s one book and three DVDs.
Make A Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to Seventeenth-Century Joinery
2012 will for me always be remembered as the year I got The Book out the door. Here’s the link to Chris Schwarz’ Lost Art Press where you can order a copy and see what goes on inside an oak log, and how to convert it into the most solid furniture you can imagine.
The DVDs are all produced by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, Maine. The first one, “17th-Century New England Carving” is an introduction to carving patterns and techniques based on my studies of period work. The disc covers tools and materials, then some important postures and grips. From there, it’s cutting designs – starting with a simple gouge-cut decoration, and working through progressively more developed patterns. 88 minutes.
Here’s a sample from Lie-Nielsen
The second DVD follows along after the introductory one. This time, it’s one motif – laid out and cut a number of different ways for different effects. The “S-curve” is one I employ endlessly. There’s six variations of it in this disc…
The newest (fall 2012) DVD, “17th-Century Joined Chest with Peter Follansbee” is a full-blown project, part of Lie-Nielsen’s Master Workshops series. This is instead of a series of techniques like the carving ones above. This time we take an oak log, split it apart, hew & plane it into stock and build a joined chest, fitted with mortise-and-tenon joints – and made up of frame-and-panel construction. It’s all here, from the log to setting the hinges & closing the lid. The chests in the disc are carved, but the carving is not repeated in this disc…it was enough to keep track of just building the thing!
Here’s a link to a set of still shots from splitting the log for the DVD http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.444969838865640.115456.181880515174575&type=1
HOW TO ORDER:
The book you can get from Lost Art Press and other places that carry their line of books. http://www.lostartpress.com/
The DVDs come from Lie-Nielsen http://www.lie-nielsen.com/
I am currently also selling copies of the S-curve carving video and the Joined Chest disc as well. The S-curve disc is $27 and the Joined Chest one is $42. These prices include shipping in the US. For both the S-scroll and the Joined Chest DVD from me, $62 will do it. Send a check to me, or I can send a paypal invoice. Email me with any questions Peter.Follansbee@verizon.net
3 Landing Rd
Kingston MA 02364