New DVD is back again, make an oak joined chest

New DVD from Lie-Nielsen

The Joined Chest DVD I did with Lie-Nielsen is back from being reprinted after a glitch was found in the first batch. I’ll send out replacements to those who jumped on it earlier…

So, if you have a few hours to watch me thrash an oak log apart and build a joined chest, you can do so from the comfort of your own home – otherwise, you have to stand at the railing in my shop at the museum.

We shot the DVD last spring in Maine, it includes splitting and riving the stock apart, hewing and planing, then layout, joinery and assembly. I cut notches for the till, and show how to install that, and make a tongue-and-groove white pine floor. The lid is also white pine, a single-width board. For the finale, I attach the lid with iron “snipebill” hinges, (what I call “gimmals” – the 17th-century term for them.)

The disc runs over 200 minutes and is broken into 18 chapters so you can get around to the segment you nodded off at. There is additional content accessed through your computer; some measurements, photos and other bits and pieces.

I have some of these discs for sale, you can order from me by emailing me with your mailing info. Price is $42, shipped media mail in the US.

17th-century New England Carving: Carving the S-scroll

I also have some of the 2nd DVD I shot on carving patterns. This is called “17th-Century New England Carving: Carving the S-scroll”.  A long-winded title about a disc that shows several different ways to lay out and cut a design that is combined many different ways to different effect. This one’s about 100 minutes. Price from me is $27 shipped in the US by media mail. 

If you’d like to order both of them from me, the price will be $62 shipped in the US by media mail. 

My email is I can send a paypal invoice, or you can mail a check to me at this address:

Peter Follansbee

3 Landing Rd

Kingston MA 02364

Let me know if you’re sending a check so I can hold a copy for you. 

Of course, as always you can buy these DVDs directly from Lie-Nielsen too, while you are there buying tools and other goodies. They have my first DVD on carving, too and they also sell the joint stool book.

5 thoughts on “New DVD is back again, make an oak joined chest

  1. Peter,

    I would like to buy both DVD’s from you directly. If you can send me an invoice so I can pay you via Papal, that would be great. I had been keeping up with your posts about the amazing joiners shop that was discovered and you deserve a thank you for that. As well as the link to the Boston Globe article, which was pretty good in my humble opinion. For someone like yourself, this must be very exciting. I can’t imagine how you felt while you were there for the first time. To me it would have to go along side other ‘firsts’ in my life such as my first love or my first Dead show. Among others as well.

    Thanks for all…


    Sent from my iPad

  2. “You can’t go wrong.”
    Hmmm… are you sure? I’m fairly creative with new ways to go wrong.

    -Harlan Barnhart

  3. Peter – I would like to receive both DVD’s please. What is the cost for shipping to Canada? You can send me a paypal invoice or I can pay using an International Money Order. Whichever you prefer.

    I am enjoying your blog and really appreciate the many interesting links. Here is the address to ship the DVD’s to:

    Brad Woollven
    231 Stormont Rd
    V9B 1P7

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