• In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of building a Shaker-style bench. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Shaker Bench Getting Started Cutting the Tenons Mortise and Chiseling Layout Legs: Cutting Arches and Kerfs for Wedges Cluing and Wedging the Tenons Cutting the Braces Corner Layout: Cutting and Fitting Fitting, Glue-Up and Making a Pattern Trimming, Cleanup and Making a Pattern Trimming, Cleanup and Final Touches Credits Total running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of making a drawer. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Making a Drawer Draer Layout, Half-Blind Dovetails Cutting and Chiseling the Tails Laying out Pins on the Drawer Front Sawing: American vs European Chiseling the Pins Drawer Assembly and Glue-Up Magic Lotion and Trimming Installing the Knob Bottom Credits Total running time: 1 hour 12 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process of building a chisel box. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Making a Chisel Box Chisel Box Layout Pin Layout, Cutting and The Little Notch Cutting the Groove for the Lid Assembly, Glue-Up and the Bottom Making the Lid Carving the Finger Pull Chisel Cradles Credits Total running time: 1 hour 13 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • In this instructional DVD of the art and craft of handmade furniture, Chris Becksvoort will lead you through the process os making through dovetails. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Community. He teaches wood working workshops with us each season. Chapters: Introduction, Safety and Disclaimer Through Dovetails Tools Tails First: Layout Practice Cuts Tails: Cutting and Chiseling Pins: Layout, Cutting and Chiseling Fitting, Trimming and Cleanup Credits Total running time: 39 minutes 2013, Ellkat Productions
  • Practice your hand tool woodworking skills with Chris Becksvoort's classic Shaker lap desk project. Made with pine, the lap desk features exposed dovetails, breadboard ends with cherry pegs, and compartment dividers. The simplicity and elegance of this 200-year-old design make it appropriate for both traditional functions and the digital age, like writing while seated and working on your laptop or tablet.  The interior dividers are removable, giving you flexible options for storing your devices, cords, paper, or pens. Chapters:
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
    3. Lay Out the Dovetails
    4. Cutting the Divertails
    5. Lay Out and Cut the Pins
    6. Cutting the Dadoes
    7. Clue-up the Cases
    8. Rough Fit the Bottom
    9. The Top and Breadboards
    10. Glue-up the Case and Bottom
    11. Shaping the Dividers
    12. Add the Hinges and Top
    Disc includes this project's cut list, plans, and 3D model. Total running time: 131 minutes 2018 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Made in the USA. Chris is widely respected as a fine furniture maker, teacher, and author. In addition to building heirloom quality pieces in his shop in New Gloucester, Maine, Chris has been a neighbor and friend to the Sabbathday Lake Shakers for many years.

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