At long last, the new eBooks are now available!
Over and over we’ve heard from readers that being able to see the guts of the pieces that are only ever displayed behind velvet ropes has been revolutionary to their shop practice. Seeing what historic hand-tool work looks like is inspiring and empowering because you quickly realize which parts are important to fettle and which aren’t. The feedback we’ve got about the photo essays in each issue of M&T has been encouraging. People said they loved the Federal Boston secretary in Issue One and the New England Queen Anne drop-leaf table in Issue Two.
These new books of photography showcase the hundreds of other photographs we couldn’t fit in print. There is so much more to learn from these pieces and this is our way of bringing it to you. These will never be available in print because they are intended to be a compliment to the print-only magazine.
Our goal with these eBooks is to make them as easy to use and instructive as we can. To that end, we are selling them in a DRM-free PDF format. This makes it easy to download the books onto your tablet, phone, computer, or whatever. You can put them on as many of your own devices as you wish and you can even print it out!
The other benefit to having these offered as eBooks is the ability to enlarge the photographs to see more detail, something you can’t do with print. Without DRM to secure the books, these are theoretically left vulnerable to theft by unscrupulous people. We’re not worried about that. Mike and I pour ourselves into M&T and feed our families with your support. We trust our customers not to steal these books from us.
As we were designing these books, I commented to Mike how I wished I had this kind of thing years ago. It is a shame that the comprehensiveness of this photography is available nowhere else because seeing period work for ourselves is the key to unlocking the efficiencies of hand-tool woodworking. M&T exists to make that kind of knowledge accessible.
The books are $8 each and feature a ton of photographs. You can order yours here.