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“The First Three Issues” Book - Mortise & Tenon Magazine

“The First Three Issues” Book - Mortise & Tenon Magazine

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A hardbound republication of the Issues 1-3 with additional essays from M&T editors Michael Updegraff, Jim McConnell, and Joshua A. Klein.

Foreword by Christopher Schwarz of Lost Art Press. 

496 pages, matte-coated paper, sewn binding. Printed in the USA.


Issue One 

“The Mortise & Tenon Magazine Manifesto” – Joshua A. Klein

“Imbued With Story: An Interview with Jon Brandon, Furniture Conservator”

“On Period Craftsmanship: An Interview with Phil Lowe, Furniture Maker”

“Analysis of a Federal Boston Secretary”

“Rural Refinement: Recreating the Parson’s Card Table” – Joshua A. Klein

“The Objects Reveal Themselves: An Interview with Gerald W.R. Ward, Curator”

“Ex Nihilo: The Genesis of Classical Proportion” – George Walker

“Adorned with Feathers: A Carving Tutorial” – Al Breed

“The Dominy Shop: New Discoveries: An Interview with Charles F. Hummel”

“Striking a Balance” ­– Freddy Roman

“Distinguishing the Marks of an Artisan” – Martin O’Brien

“Before Our Very Eyes: A Visit to the Yale Furniture Study – Interview with Eric Litke”

“Book Review: Workbenches: From Design & Theory to Construction & Use” – Zachary Dillinger


Issue Two

“Quiet Grace: An Interview with Chairmakers David and George Sawyer”

“Perfection & Risk: The Making of a Banister-back Chair” – Joshua A. Klein

“Everybody Who Knows ‘Why’ is Dead”  Peter Follansbee

“Dividing the Line: Assessing the Eye of Blue-Collar Geometers” – George Walker

“Decoding the Roman Workbench” – Christopher Schwarz

“Examination of an 18th-Century Drop Leaf Table”

“A Furniture Conservation Primer” – Donald C. Williams

“Fidelity to the Past: An Interview with Zachary Dillinger” – Michael Updegraff

“An Unjustified Mystique: Period Dovetails Up-Close”

“A Case for Cadwalader” – Timothy Garland

“Stories Tools Tell: An Interview with Tool Collector Skip Brack”

“Book Review: Woodworking in Estonia” –  Michael Updegraff


Issue Three

“On Perfection: Both Practical and Practiced” – Jim McConnell

“The Spring Pole Lathe: Design, Construction, & Use” – Joshua A. Klein

“Patterns in Shop Practice” – Garrett Hack

“Essential Human Work: An Interview with Drew Langsner & Kenneth Kortemeier” – Michael Updegraff & Jim McConnell

“Modern Revivalist Toolmaking: What Yesterday’s Tools Can Teach Us Today” – Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney

“Examination of Two Period High Chairs”

“The Best of Both Worlds: Embracing Art in Craft” – Danielle Rose Byrd

“Making a Stand: Form & Function for $1.50” – Michael Updegraff

“On the Trail of Two Cabinetmakers: Reconstructing the Careers of Samuel Wing & Tilly Mead” – Shelley Cathcart & Amy Griffin

“Resurrecting the Derelict: Hard Choices in the Conservation of a Chest” – Joshua A. Klein

“Through a Wilderness of Ornament: Making Sense of 18th-century Pattern Books” – Bill Pavlak

“Book Review: A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles” – Vic Tesolin

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