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Issue Three Has Arrived!

Mike and I met the freight driver this afternoon to receive our Issue Three delivery! After unloading and stacking thousands upon thousands of copies into our storage facility, Mike and I plopped down on the ground and silently flipped through our copies. After a few minutes of quiet, we turned to each other and asked the obvious question, “What do you think?” We discussed the elements we spent time fussing over during the designing process. We nitpicked here and there but rejoiced to find no surprises. It turned out exactly as we envisioned it would. The nature of uncoated paper always seems a bit unpredictable so when it turns out as you’d hoped, it brings a sigh of relief. This...

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Last Call for Issue Three Pre-orders

Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order Issue Three so if you haven’t yet ordered consider this the last call for free (US) domestic shipping and the special pre-order wrapping with wax-sealed trade card. All magazine orders submitted after Tuesday will be mailed naked in our rigid mailer. This includes Issues One and Two. If you want any of these three issues wrapped, it’s now or never. You can get: A yearly subscription (#3 & #4) here. Issue One here. Issue Two here. Issue Three here. Mike and I have poured ourselves into this issue and we are super excited about how it turned out. One of my favorite pieces in this issue is about the passing of the craft...

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A Celebratory Barn Raising

  The Tuesday morning Issue Three pre-order launch was nuts. Mike and I stayed up late with last minute prep and double (and triple) checking all the store’s settings for the launch. We knew we had at least a few folks that would stay up late to order at midnight so we wanted to make sure there weren’t going to be any glitches. I called Mike at 11:50 p.m. to check in and review our launch check list (update inventory, publish blog post, post on social media, etc.). We divvied up the list and waited until the clock struck 12:00 exactly. As we worked through our check list, we were watching for the first 25 orders to come in to...

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Issue Three Pre-orders Open!

The moment has come at last! Sign up for a Yearly Subscription (Issues #3 and #4) HERE (with an option to “Auto-renew” each year) OR you can pre-order Issue 3 by itself HERE.   Also check out our brand-new eBook!

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Wrapping for Pre-orders Only

Beginning with Issue Three, we will only be doing the brown paper and wax-sealed trade cards for subscriptions and pre-orders. After this issue’s pre-order window has closed, the magazine will be mailed naked in a rigid mailer. If this special wrapping is important to you, please know that the only way to get this is to purchase a yearly subscription or pre-order the issue.  Although I never would have anticipated this, these trade cards have become collectibles. Many readers have emailed us pictures of the cards proudly displayed in their shops. Since every new issue will feature a new trade card designed just for that issue, I can picture folks 10 years from now boasting that they have every single...

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Three Days Until Pre-orders for Issue Three!

  On August 1st at 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), we will be opening pre-orders for Issue Three. Why midnight? No idea. It’s just silly fun, I guess. If you’ve got quick typing fingers, the first 25 orders will get our brand-new eBook for free (automatically emailed to you). This eBook featuring the two high chairs in Issue Three will be the first glimpse into this new issue. If you’re not one of the first 25 orders, the eBook will be available for purchase ($8). In other big news, starting August 1st, we will also be offering yearly subscriptions (2 issues a year). Mike has been working his tail off trying to get us setup to offer a recurring payment option for...

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The Issue Three Packing Party

On September 29th and 30th, Mike and I are throwing a huge party to wrap and ship out Issue Three pre-orders. When we did this for the last issue, it was incredible. We rented a local active Grange Hall (in Blue Hill, Maine) and set up tables, supplies, and boxes upon boxes of brand-spanking-new magazines.  People drove and flew from all over to be a part of the big launch. Mike and I were humbled to have such amazing help. We had two days of stories, laughing, loads of food, music, and fun. Almost everyone who helped last time already told us they’re planning on coming again.  This time, we’ve rented a house for our helpers. There are limited slots...

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Issue Three Cover Posters Now Available!

In anticipation of the upcoming Issue Three, we’ve just released the new cover poster. It is the same (sane) 14.5” x 11” size as the first two on the same heavy paper for long-term durability. We think there is pretty much nothing more rad to hang on your wall than old hand tools. This cover features Kenneth Kortemeier receiving a drawknife which symbolizes the passing of the craft baton from recently retired Drew Langsner of Country Workshops. This image, while powerful on its own, has so much more meaning once you read this Langsner – Kortemeier story. You can order your Issue Three poster here. $15. And, yes, we do now ship all over the world. P.s. Tomorrow I will have...

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Issue Three T.O.C. - “Resurrecting the Derelict: Hard Choices in the Conservation of a Chest”

This is the final installment of our Issue Three table of contents announcement series. Check out the full T.O.C. here. (You can click on any of the article titles to read about them.) “Resurrecting the Derelict: Hard Choices in the Conservation of a Chest” by Joshua Klein No one wants to be guilty of destroying an antique. What if we ruin exactly what is so special about a piece? What if it ends up on Antiques Roadshow someday? Will we be berated for ham-handed restoration? This legitimate fear rises up especially when our projects do not go according to plan. Often, furniture conservators set out on their treatments with a grand vision of a phoenix-from-the-ashes resurrection only to be faced...

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