In May 2009, Chris Becksvoort was honored with the Master Craft Artist Award, given by the Maine Crafts Association … “In recognition of his excellent craftsmanship, inspired design, singular voice, and contributions to the field of craft.”


Spend A Year Working With Chris Becksvoort.
At a woodworking seminar recently, I was asked if I’d ever consider taking an apprentice. After over 30 years of working alone, that’s a tough question. I value my privacy, I enjoy the music of my choice, and I appreciate leaving a set up on a machine and having it there when I return. Most of all, love the solitude.

So, on the spur of the moment, I replied, half in jest, “Sure, if you build me a new shop, you can spend a year working with me.” No takers yet, but the offer stands.


2018 Events  & Exhibit Schedule

Harvest Festival at the  Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, New Gloucester, ME,   October 6, 10 am to 4:30 Pm.  Enjoy wagon rides, cider, craft demos.  I’ll have books and DVDs for sale, and will have plenty of dovetail demos all day.  Stop by.

Open Studio, Maine Craft Weekend, sponsored by the Maine Crafts Association, Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 10 am to 4 pm.  My studio and showroom (186 Durham Rd, New Gloucester, ME)  will be open to all visitors.  There will be books, DVDs, tools, wood, and prototype furniture for sale at reduced prices.  Doughnuts, cookies and cider.  And Free catalogs.  This is always a well attended event, worth the drive down the dirt road.