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A Place Full of Creativity

“I like to think that today's handcraft interest is helping us all to re-learn how to live with our hands and our hearts. I know it shows me how to slow down, use all my senses, surround myself with beauty, do something I love, and need less. My hope for everyone is that handcraft becomes a core guiding part of daily life rather than a temporary refuge from daily electronic chaos. The back-to-the-land movement had many of us learning rural skills that were commonplace only a generation before. Today, the so-called maker spaces popping up, especially in urban areas, are similar to exercise gyms that have taken the place of what were daily activities necessary to simply live in an...

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Podcast 68 – “In Defense of Maintenance”

Not everything in life needs to be “set it and forget it.” There are all sorts of things that we would do well to tend to – to care for – to pay attention to. In this episode, Joshua and Mike discuss the value of maintaining the stuff of our lives. Rather than consider it a burden that ought to be overcome, the guys argue that there is something inherently valuable in the practice of tending. Whether it’s seasonally adjusting shifting doors, maintaining old wooden windows, or repairing your own vehicles, the act of maintenance is an act of participation, rather than consumption. This podcast conversation is a call to challenge yourself to undertake things you’ve never done before, because...

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Issue 16 T.O.C. – Michael Updegraff – “Kezurou-kai in the United States”

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Sixteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is to come.  The subscription window that includes Issue Sixteen is open now. To get Issue Sixteen when it ships in early April, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at info@mortiseandtenonmag.com. Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon. Issue Sixteen is coming your way soon! ___________________________________  Michael Updegraff – “Kezurou-kai in the United...

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Issue 16 T.O.C. – Joseph Brihiez – “Working With the Trees”

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Sixteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is to come.  The subscription window that includes Issue Sixteen is open now. To get Issue Sixteen when it ships in early April, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at info@mortiseandtenonmag.com. Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon. Issue Sixteen is coming your way soon! ___________________________________  Joseph Brihiez – “Working With the Trees”...

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Issue 16 T.O.C. – Joshua A. Klein – “An Introduction to Scribe-rule Timber Framing”

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Sixteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is to come.  The subscription window that includes Issue Sixteen is open now. To get Issue Sixteen when it ships in early April, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at info@mortiseandtenonmag.com. Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon. Issue Sixteen is coming your way soon! ___________________________________  Joshua A. Klein – “An Introduction to...

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Issue 16 T.O.C. – Thiago Silva – “Brazilian Craft Heritage”

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Sixteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is to come.  The subscription window that includes Issue Sixteen is open now. To get Issue Sixteen when it ships in early April, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at info@mortiseandtenonmag.com. Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon. Issue Sixteen is coming your way soon! ___________________________________  Thiago Silva – “Brazilian Craft Heritage” Many...

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Issue 16 T.O.C. – “Cornered Charm: An Examination of a 19th-Century Corner Cupboard”

This post is part of a blog series revealing the table of contents of upcoming Issue Sixteen. As is our custom, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is to come.  The subscription window that includes Issue Sixteen is open now. To get Issue Sixteen when it ships in early April, you can sign up for a subscription here.  If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to Grace at info@mortiseandtenonmag.com. Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon. Issue Sixteen is coming your way soon! ___________________________________  “Cornered Charm: An Examination of a 19th-Century...

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