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.


2019 Events  & Exhibit Schedule

March 21, New Gloucester Historical Society, 7:00 pm at the Meeting House.  Five Decades of Woodworking in New Gloucester.

April 26-28, Fine Woodworking Live, at Southbridge MA.  Meet the woodworkers, authors, and folks you’ve only read about.   There will be vendors, talks, demos,  and a great variety of workshops.  More information here.

May 4,  at the Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA.  I’ll be giving an illustrated talk, and having a book signing.