COOL STUFF

Here are a few items that didn't make it into the catalog. Some may come and go, depending on what is available, and what sells. Please include $5. for shipping. Maine residents add 5.5% sales tax. Send to;

C. H. Becksvoort
P O Box 12,
New Gloucester, ME 04260
 


Making Through DovetailsMaking a Drawer Making Through Dovetails & Making a Drawer.
Learn how to layout, saw and chop dovetails the way I've been making them for years. "Tails first for through dovetails, and half blind for drawer construction. All it takes is these two DVDs and practice. Sold as a set. 39 minutes 72 minutes.
EllKat Productions. $45.
Digital downloads are available at
www.TheLessonStore.com

Build a Chisel BoxBuild a Chisel Box.
A one day project featuring through dovetails and a sliding lid, for chisels or other small items. 73 Minutes . EllKat Productions. $30.
Digital downloads are available at www.TheLessonStore.com
 

Build a Shaker Bench.
Make this sturdy Shaker bench with through mortise and tenon joints and four dovetails braces. One of my most popular workshops and a great weekend hand tool project. 111 minutes. EllKat Productions. $30. 
Digital downloads are available at www.TheLessonStore.com

 
With the GrainWith the Grain: A Craftsman's Guide to Understanding Wood, Lost Art Press, 2013
"This is the book about wood that I wished I'd had when I started woodworking." Chris Schwarz

A wonderful combination of wood technology, tree identification, forestry, sawing, drying, and joinery as it applies to solid wood cabinet work. The last chapter covers techniques for predicting wood movement, as well as how to deal with it. Check the January 2013 News & Events page for more details. Hardcover, Smythe sewn, printed in the USA. Autographed. $34.

A Craftsman's Guide to Understanding Wood DVDA Craftsman's Guide to Understanding Wood

A Craftsman's Guide to Understanding Wood is a visual companion to the book. It covers basic wood technology, how water reacts with wood, predicting wood movement, and shows specific examples of how to work with solid wood to construct furniture that survives seasonal changes. 85 minutes, DVD. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Productions, 2013. $25

The Shaker Legacy    
The Shaker Legacy: Perspectives on an Enduring Furniture Style
By Christian Becksvoort. The Taunton Press, 1998

Shaker furniture has influenced countless designers, myself included. This new book looks also at the Shaker contributions in the fields of music, art, religion, civil rights, and modern conveniences. An entire chapter deals with how their designs and workmanship were a direct outgrowth of their religious beliefs. The majority of the book is devoted to over 140 cases, tables and chairs, desks, built-ins, beds, clocks, and smaller items. Examples of the full spectrum of early, classic and Victorian pieces are explored, some never before photographed. Autographed, of course.
"If your library has room for only one book on the Shakers and their furniture, this is it." -Shaker Workshops.
$ 40.
(hardcover)

The Shaker Legacy is out of print, and Taunton is not reprinting it. I have the last 300 hardcover copies, new, and signed. Available from me, at the address above.


Photo of the Hesper & Luther Little poster
From my days when I was better with a camera than a chisel. The Hesper & Luther Little, abandoned in Wiscasset, ME, for years fixtures along route 1. The photo was shot in 1972 and posterized; reduced to pure black & white and one shade of gray. 11 x 14.
Mounted on poster board and signed, $85.
Mounted, matted, signed and framed, $375.

 
Limited edition of a small poster from the preface of my first book, In Harmony with Wood, now out of print. Letterpress printed by the Redwagon Press, 1998. Only 12 copies left. 7 1/2 x 12 1/2.
Signed. $60.


T-Shirt design
C. H. Becksvoort T-shirt. This features one of my favorite
Lie-Nielsen block planes.
White on black shirt. L, or XL. $20.



Angel Gabriel cards

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Angel Gabriel cards. Perhaps you can't afford the weather vane shown in New Work & Prototypes. This is one alternative. Pack of 10 cards, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" with envelopes. Peace on Earth inside.
$15
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Chopping Dovetails. Greeting card (blank inside) on heavy, off-white stock, 4-1/4" x 6".
Woodcut by Caldecott Award-winning artist, Mary Azarian.
Pack of 10 cards, with envelopes, $15.



   

 
 

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