Category Archives: With the Grain

‘With the Grain’ ePub Available

“With the Grain” by Christian Becksvoort is now available as an ePub for iPad and other readers. The cost is $11 and can be ordered in the store here. International customers can order the ePub by sending an e-mail to … Continue reading

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‘With the Grain’ Ships; Showers Blanket the Midwest

Thanks to a 60 percent chance of rain today, we received our shipment of Christian Becksvoort’s “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood.” John Hoffman and family are boxing up the books now and the parcels will enter … Continue reading

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First Look: ‘With the Grain’ Cover Deboss

The best thing about leaving the corporate media culture after 22 years was that I restored two words to my lexicon: “yes” and “no.” During the last two decades, most traditional media slashed production quality – paper size, paper weight, … Continue reading

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Reminder on Free Shipping & Changes to the Blog

Wednesday, Feb. 20, is the last day you will be able to order Christian Becksvoort’s “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood” with free domestic shipping. After Wednesday, shipping will be $7. The book will be in our … Continue reading

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Retail Sources for ‘With the Grain’

I am pleased to announce that Lee Valley Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Tools for Working Wood will be carrying Christian Becksvoort’s first book with Lost Art Press: “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood.” The book should be … Continue reading

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Knowing our Prey: A Case for ‘With the Grain’

Let’s say, for example, that you really like the taste of armadillo meat. You love it poached, pan-fried and in a white wine sauce. Your taste buds can tell when one had nibbled on some acorns. But let’s also say … Continue reading

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New from Lost Art Press: ‘With the Grain’ by Christian Becksvoort

A little knowledge about trees goes a long way toward improving your woodworking. You don’t need a degree in dendrology to build a desk. But you do need intimate knowledge of how our raw material grows and – more importantly … Continue reading

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