new DVD this month, making a joined chest

I saw this announcement from Lie-Nielsen the other day in their newsletter. I almost forgot I shot it!  There’s no carving how-to in this one, it’s how to open the log, rive the stock, plane it, do the joinery, etc…

I guess when you concentrate on 17th-century stuff, that means you go first. So although others shot their discs before me, mine’s out soon. This is the beginning of project-based DVDs for LN. There’s more in their pipeline. Here’s their picture and text.


new video coming

Over the past nine years, we’ve produced woodworking DVDs focused mainly on hand tool set-up and techniques. In our next release, we turn the focus to applying these skills to a specific furniture project.. “17th Century Joined Chest,” featuring Peter Follansbee, is the first DVD in our new Master Workshops series, which are hand tool based furniture projects with master craftsmen. With only a few hand tools, Peter shows you how to get your stock from an oak log and build a frame-and-panel chest using 17th century joinery methods. Available on our website at the end of October.

3 thoughts on “new DVD this month, making a joined chest

  1. I am so excited about this DVD, I can’t wait! Thank you Peter for doing this and thanks Lie-Nielsen for making it possible. I have been wanting to build one of these for a while and now this will put me over the edge!

  2. Peter,

    I recall you mentioning talk of a book some time back….where is that, approximately? And if you can comment, what angle are you taking? A how-to approach? Chinnery approach? Or more along the lines of Tarule’s socio-economic approach?

    Im looking forward to it, love this stuff.


  3. I too am excited for this release. I wish green oak was more readily available here in the midwest, but I am charmed by your techniques and finished products. I’ll try my best to apply those to the dead dry stuff we have access to here.

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