Peter Follansbee

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Woodworking in America Makes History

You may not really think about it, but much of woodworking is history. Today we use tools from centuries back, we assemble projects using joinery that has stood the test of time and we reproduce furniture styles from as early as 1650.That’s history. The photos to the left were not taken from my local...

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Woodworking in America: Classes I Plan to Attend

Woodworking in America is just around the corner. It will be upon us in no time – that’s great news for you because now is the time to register (click here) and make travel arrangements, if necessary. For me, however, this means that I have got to get started on the outline for my...

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A Visit to Peter Follansbee’s Shop

I spent the afternoon with Peter Follansbee at his shop at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts – watching him work for a profile I’m writing about him for Popular Woodworking Magazine. “The Peter Show” – as some Plimoth employees refer to it – consists of Peter working in his shop as visitors pepper him with...

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The Best Oak Money Can’t Buy

The cost of this stock is physical exertion, but it’s fun and rewarding.By Peter Follansbee Pages: 38-43From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue nowThe riven oak that I use for joinery work is the best stock available; but it comes at a cost – the labor invested to produce it. Money...