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.
2017 Events, Teaching & Exhibit Schedule
Here is what I’ll be doing in 2017:
Lie-Nielsen Open House, July 7-8, Warren Maine. This is always a great occasion, with a variety of tool vendors, woodworkers and demos. I’ll be giving a talk about Wood Tech, and how it applies to solid furniture construction. Sign up for the lobster dinner on Saturday evening. A great excuse to visit Maine this summer.
Open Farm Day, July 23, Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, 12-4 pm. New Gloucester, ME. Join us for a barn tour, wagon rides, craft demos, produce, bake sale and barbeque.
Build a Shaker Carrier, August 19, Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, New Gloucester ME. We’ll build a small white pine carrier for silverware or tools, dovetailed corners, and a center handle.
Harvest Festival, Oct 7, 10 am to 4:30 pm. At the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, New Gloucester, ME. Pumpkins, apples, cider, produce, craft demos, apple fritters and wagon rides. Bring friends and family for this fun fall festival.