Peter Follansbee is Coming to Alaska

Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Peter Follansbee in April 2015.  Peter is a joiner who worked at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts for many years.  He makes reproductions of 17th-century joined furniture; boxes, chests, chairs, tables & more.  Peter’s work follows techniques and methods from the period, and all his work is done exclusively with hand-tools.


Photo courtesy of P. Follansbee

Peter will be teaching a three-day class on making a reproduction of a 17th century carved box similar to the one below.  Class will held in Anchorage on April 25, 26, & 27, 2015.  Class sign up information will be posted in the coming weeks.  Peter will also be speaking at our monthly club meeting on Tuesday evening following the class.

box finished April 2011

Photo courtesy of P. Follansbee



Photo courtesy of P. Follansbee

Peter has a great article on making a similar box from a green log on his blog.   Be sure to follow Peter’s Blog for more great 17th century style woodworking.

Hope to see you in class!



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