Thank you

Several months ago when Joshua Klein first contacted me about joining the editorial team for Mortise and Tenon Magazine I was excited, but I could never have imagined the thrill of opening the magazine and seeing my name on the mast head. I also did not anticipate the feeling of gratitude that would be in my heart every time I looked at Instagram this week and saw my feed filling up with others who were just as excited as me to tear through that poly mailer and see the marvel inside. Joshua really outdid himself there.

What really struck me was how interconnected my “virtual” community had become. I use quotation marks there because so many real relationships have grown from this community over the past year that I’m convinced it’s more than just a heap of 1’s and 0’s dashing around in cyberspace.


I’m sure Joshua feels like a proud Papa after such a successful launch , but each time I saw a friend’s post pop up with their newly opened M&T I feel at least like a proud uncle or cousin. This was a labor of love, and I feel so fortunate to have played a part in it.





So enjoy them, savor them, share them and let us know your reactions with the hashtag #mtmagintheshop. The conversation is just beginning.


6 thoughts on “Thank you

    1. I picked up my copy at Lee Valley today and can’t wait to dive into it. At first glance, it’s a stunning magazine. I’ve been a long time subscriber to Fretboard Journal, which for me raised the bar of what a magazine can be. M&T is on par with FJ at first glance.

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  1. Jim, we should be extending the thank you to you, Joshua and everyone who put together such an incredible publication!


  2. Spectacular, you’ve all set the bar very high. Much meat between these covers here, I don’t know where you guys take it from here. This is a great time in the publishing world of hand tool woodworking. My nightstand is getting stacked with such a beautiful selection of new reads.

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