Category Archives: With the Grain

Lost Art Press Now Available at Best Made Co.

Despite what seems like common sense, John and I like to keep our retail network small and personal. We enjoy working with people who share our philosophy on craft and business. Those people are few and far between. Recently we … Continue reading

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‘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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