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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 Eleven of Mortise & Tenon Magazine has arrived!

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

Issue one and two are no longer available.

Issue 11- Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • Mountain Music: The Story of Foxfire’s 50 Years of Appalachian Handcraft by Michael Updegraff
  • Warp & Weft: Weaving Academic Research with Handcraft in the Restoration of a Loom by Nevan Carling
  • Understanding the Medieval Socket Axe by Gustave R?©mon
  • A Williamsburg Apprentice: Discovering the Trade, Art, & Mystery of 18th-century Cabinetmaking by Jeremy Tritchler
  • For Speed: Fancy Windsor Chair Production in Early America by Elia Bizzarri
  • Examination of an Early 19th century Chest of Drawers
  • Finding the Groove: The Value of Batch Production Woodworking byJoshua A. Klein
  • The Drawknife & the Butterfly Effect by Dr. Mike Epworth
  • On His Own Book: The Story of Chairmaker Richard Poynor by Hunter S. Zyriek-Rhodes
  • Book Recommendation: John Ruskin’s Unto this Last by Ray Deftereos

Issue 10- Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • An Unexpected Gift: Discovering Calm in a Modern Apprenticeship by Will Wheeler
  • An Exercise in Precision & Randomness: Replicating David Pye’s Fluting Engine by Jeff Miller
  • Book Recommendations: Books for Students of Furniture by Al Breed
  • Ready Hands: A Letter to My Sons by Joshua Klein
  • Savageness by John Ruskin
  • A Whisper from the Past: The Lessons Tools Teach Us by George Walker
  • The Rhythm of Weaving Cattail Rush Seats by Michael Updegraff
  • Examination of a William & Mary Gateleg Table (1715-1740)
  • Walking with Wood/Se Promener avec Le Bois by Joseph Brihiez
  • The Past for the Future: Reflections on 50 Years as a Furniture Conservator by W. Patrick Edwards

Issue 9- Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • “The Sacred in the Common: Making an Icon Panel” by Symeon van Donkelaar
  • “Making the Sussex Chair” by Abdollah Nafisi
  • “The Legacy of Cesar Chelor” by Steve Voigt
  • Scribes of Nature: Dendrochronology & the Deeper Story of Wooden Objects” by Michael Updegraff
  • Examination of an 1815-1830 New England Rocking Chair”
  • Iterative Design in Vernacular Workholding by Joshua A. Klein
  • The Master is Free: The Legendary Skill of John Hemmings by Canlin J. Frost
  • “A Useful Third Hand: Shop-made Viking Clamps” by Zachary Dillinger
  • A Path to Serenity: Sheltering at the Bench with the Korean Masters by David Lane
  • Book Recommendation: “Shop Class as Soulcraft” by Nancy R. Hiller

Issue 8 - Table of Contents

144 pages. Printed in the USA.

  • "A Sense of Place" Amy Umbel
  • "Intermediate Technology in the Shop" Harry Bryan
  • Examination: Grain-Painted Chest Over Drawers
  • "Crafting an Education: Recreating Henry David Thoreau’s Desk with Eleventh Graders" Cameron Turner
  • "The Legend of the Jimmy Possum Chair" Mike Epworth
  • "Subversive Woodwright: An Interview with Roy Underhill"
  • "Book Recommendation: Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings" Michael Updegraff
  • "Showing Us What is Possible: A New Vision of Work from Charpentiers Sans Frontières" Joshua A. Klein
  • "Tool Marks Tell Stories" Michael Updegraff
  • "Manual Training: What it is and its Place in Education" Joseph C. Park

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

Customer Reviews:
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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