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Mortise and Tenon Magazine
Mortise and Tenon Magazine
Mortise and Tenon Magazine

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Like many of you, I’m a digital guy who mourns the loss of old printed catalogues and magazines that featured long articles that explored topics in depth. That’s why I greeted the new publication of Mortise & Tenon magazine with good cheer. M&T is a one-edition-per-year magazine designed and published by Joshua Klein, a furniture conservator and maker based in Maine. The photography is beautifully done, with lush, large photos that capture the beauty of woodworking by hand.

M&T focuses on preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture, and is itself decidedly anachronistic. There’s no on-line version of the magazine, and it doesn’t include tool or product reviews or advertisements. All the better to concentrate on a deep appreciation of period furniture and its master makers, conservators and scholars. M&T aims to give its readers a close-up view of the drawer bottoms and undersides, the irregular surface textures and the idiosyncratic charms of the furniture’s joinery and tool marks. As it says, “These are the things that neither Sketch-up plans nor museum visits can give you.” This kind of intimate, deeply knowledgeable approach that really hits a nerve with many of us.

Issue Seven of Mortise & Tenon Magazine has arrived!

Click the tabs at the top for a table of contents of each issue

Issues one is no longer available.

Issue 7 - Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • "Partnership with Nature: An Interview with Peter Lamb"
  • "A Fresh & Unexpected Beauty: Understanding David Pye’s 'Workmanship of Risk'" Joshua A. Klein
  • "The Weight of the Past" Bill Pavlak
  • "Freedom From Vises: Workholding Solutions From Three Traditions" Michael Updegraff
  • "A Good Day’s Work: A Day in the Life of a Village Carpenter" Richard Arnold
  • "A Gentler Way of Working: Investigating Welsh Vernacular Woodwork" Kieran Binnie
  • As Part of a Life Lived: A Shaker’s Perspective on His Community’s Craft Brother Arnold Hadd
  • "Examination of a 1730s High Chest of Drawers"
  • "#thenewwoodculture" Jarrod Dahl
  • "Axioms of Pre-industrial Craft" George Walker
  • "Book Recommendation: Country Woodcraft" Sam Desocio

Issue 6 - Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • The Wooden Brace: Bitstock Technology for the 21st Century by Joshua A. Klein
  • William Morris and George Nakashima: Finding the Middle Landscape by David Lane
  • Examination of a Hanging Cupboard
  • Forging Traditions: The Common Ancestry of Japanese & Western Edge Tools by Wilbur Pan
  • The Good Life: Discussing Slöjd with Jögge Sundqvist
  • A Windsor Chair Called 'Henry' by Nathaniel Brewster
  • A Painted Chest in the Pennsylvania-German Tradition by Jim McConnell
  • A Tale of Two Trees: The Radical Efficiency of Green Woodworking by Michael Updegraff
  • Cutting-edge Technology: Rediscovering the Double-iron Plane - Steve Voigt
  • Book Recommendation: Yanagi's 'The Unknown Craftsman' by Arsenios Hill
  • At Work in the Shop: Cabinetmaking Returns to Old Sturbridge Village by Brock Jobe

Issue 5 - Table of Contents

142 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • An Interview with Spencer Nelson on Apartment Woodworking
  • An Overwhelming Call: The Life & Work of Eric Sloane by Michael Updegraff
  • Chester Cornett’s ‘Masterpiece’ by Brendan Gaffney
  • Norse Seat Chest by Kate Fox
  • Hand in Hand with Jonathan Fisher by Joshua A. Klein
  • Traditional Coopering by Marshall Scheetz
  • Book Recommendation: Chinnery’s “Oak Furniture” by Derek Olson
  • Examination of an 18th-century Tea Table
  • Tools for Learning: Woodworking with Young Kids by Joshua A. Klein & Michael Updegraff
  • Woodworking in Classic Literature by Megan Fitzpatrick
  • 10,000 Hours: A Journey into Japanese Woodworking by Kim Cho




Issue 4 - Table of Contents

140 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • The Quest for Mastery Through Production Work by Jarrod Dahl
  • The Artisan’s Guide to Pre-industrial Table Construction by Joshua A. Klein
  • In Pursuit of the Handmade Aesthetic by Michael Updegraff
  • Straight to the Truth: Designing, Making & Using Straight Edges by Jim Tolpin
  • The Business of Woodworking: 1700 to 1840 by Charles F. Hummel
  • Axes in the Workshop by Vic Tesolin
  • Examination of an English Kneehole Desk
  • An Open Question: Investigating the Steam-bent Drawer Backs of the Swisegood School of Cabinetmaking by Jim McConnell
  • Carpentry Without Borders: An Exploration of Traditional Timber Framing in Romania by Will Lisak
  • Carrying Their Legacies: Selecting, Restoring & Using Wooden Bench Planes by Joshua Klein
  • Entrusted to Our Care: An Interview with Furniture Conservator Christine Thomson
  • Book Recommendation: The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725 by Peter Follansbee


Issue 3 - Table of Contents

140 pages. Printed in the USA.

    • "The Spring Pole Lathe: Design, Construction, and Use" by Joshua Klein
    • "On the Trail of Two Cabinetmakers: Reconstructing the Careers of Samuel Wing and Tilly Mead" by: Shelley Cathcart & Amy Griffin
    • Essential Human Work: Reimagining a Legendary School on the Coast of Maine" - Interview with Drew Langsner & Kenneth Kortemeier
    • "Modern Revivalist Toolmaking: What Yesterday’s Tools Can Teach Us Today" by Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney
    • Examination of Two Period High Chairs
    • "The Best of Both Worlds: Embracing the Art in Craft" by Danielle Rose Byrd
    • "Patterns in Shop Practice" by Garrett Hack
    • "Making a Stand: Form & Function for $1.50" by Michael Updegraff
    • "Through a Wilderness of Ornament: Making Sense of 18th-century Pattern Books" by Bill Pavlak
    • "On Perfection: Both Practical and Practiced" by Jim McConnell
    • "Resurrecting the Derelict: Hard Choices in the Conservation of a Chest" by Joshua Klein
    • Book Review by Vic Tesolin: "A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles" by R. Bruce Hoadley

Issue 2 - Table of Contents

140 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • Perfection & Risk: The Making of a Banister-back Chair by: Joshua Klein
  • Quiet Grace: An Interview with Chairmakers David and George Sawyer
  • Examination of an 18th-Century Drop Leaf Table
  • Dividing the Line: Assessing the Eye of Blue-Collar Geometers by: George Walker
  • Decoding the Roman Workbench by: Christopher Schwarz
  • A Furniture Conservation Primer by: Donald C. Williams
  • An Unjustified Mystique: Period Dovetails Up-Close
  • A Case for Cadwalader by: Timothy Garland
  • An Interview with Tool Collector Skip Brack of Liberty Tool Company
  • Fidelity to the Past: An Interview with Zachary Dillinger
  • Everybody Who Knows 'Why' is Dead by: Peter Follansbee
  • Woodworking in Estonia: Book Review by: Michael Updegraff
Customer Reviews:
Mr.
By: Ronald Carl Dennis (Jul, 2016)
The most splendid publication in the woodworking market today!
I own this product.
Unique and Inspiring
By: Eric C. (Apr, 2016)
This isn't Fine Woodworking or Popular Woodworking Magazine, and the forward and mission statement in the beginning make that very clear. It'It's a very welcome break from those other publications. This magazine is far less about how to build, but rather the way in which and why we build. This was given to me as a gift and I probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise, but I never would have guess how engrossing the subject matter is. I find it's a direct result of the editor's passion for and knowledge of the content, and furthermore what comes across as a desire to learn even more, as is evidenced in the interviews (which I personally love). M&T has inspired me to explore new methods of work (going as power-tool-less as possible), and just as important, to be more forgiving of the work I do and appreciative of the "mistakes" or idiosyncrasies in my hand-made final products. Can't wait for more issues.
I own this product.
Awesome Magazine
By: Fabiano Sarra (Apr, 2016)
If you are looking for biased tool review, recycled articles on joinery and finishes, and wood oogling advertisements and propaganda then there are plenty of other magazines and blogs out there in the world for you. THIS magazine though...WOW. Truly inspirational and artfully done. I personally love the interviews! They have brought a new perspective to how I think about furniture and have actually sparked a new interest in conservation work. A field that deserves more attention than it receives. I highly recommend this magazine to ANY furniture maker who cares about their craft and the history that makes furniture so exciting and intriguing. I look forward to the next issue!
I own this product.
Mortise and Tenon Magazine
By: DF (Mar, 2016)
Nice magazine but the interviews need to go. Not really interested in what a conservator does on the weekend or why they got into the industry. please focus on the builders, tools, woods, joints and finishes.
I own this product.

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