Issue 8 T.O.C. – “Showing Us What is Possible: A New Vision of Work from Charpentiers Sans Frontières” – Joshua A. Klein


 

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“Showing Us What is Possible: A New Vision of Work from Charpentiers Sans Frontières” – Joshua A. Klein

At Mortise & Tenon headquarters here on the coast of Maine, the biggest event of 2019 took place in August, when an international team of carpenters hewed and raised a timber frame for a blacksmith shop in just nine days. This project saw the transformation of the M&T workshop into a dining area for 50, the woods behind the shop rang with the resounding song of axes on fresh timber, and for Joshua Klein, the theoretical limits of what is possible to achieve with simple hand tools changed dramatically.

In Issue Eight, join Klein as he celebrates the joyful work that took place that week in August – from the sourcing of the logs to the cutting of joinery, through raising the frame and breaking bread at mealtimes. This project brought to life again the traditional community aspects of building a structure, common practice in days gone by but kept alive today by small groups of passionate individuals around the world who seek a more sustainable way forward. 

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