M&T Apprenticeship Program

Partner with other people who are on the same path to cultivate personal agency and hand skills under the mentorship of Mortise & Tenon editors Joshua A. Klein and Michael Updegraff. Find motivation, encouragement, and camaraderie in our small-class format. 

What is the Apprenticeship Program?

This 8-week hand-tool woodworking program is designed for those who are tired of binge-watching YouTube videos and scrolling social media for woodworking “inspiration.” It’s for those who want to put their tools into action. The M&T apprenticeship is a structured, guided mentorship aimed to develop discipline, competence, and skill.

Do you find yourself scrolling aimlessly, wishing you had the skills to use hand tools effectively? The solution is not in searching for more “inspiration” – it’s in actually doing it yourself

It’s time to commit to a disciplined practice. It’s time for an apprenticeship.

Watch the Trailer here:

Many people in the past had a commanding physical ability. In a society much more connected to manual labor, most knew how to use their bodies and hands effectively. 

But in our 21st-century digital “knowledge” work, many of us are disconnected from our own bodies and the world around us. We feel impotent and incapable. 

A growing number of people feel the need to recover the skilled use of their hands.


It’s time to put your tools into action... 



  • SPRING term: March - April
  • SUMMER term: June - July
  • FALL term: Aug 30 - Oct 22, 2021
    • (Registration opens Jul 19, 2021)
  • WINTER term: Dec 6 - Jan 28, 2021 
    • (Registration opens Oct 29, 2021)