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Freddy Roman

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Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:02:00 AM »
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Issue 2 of M&T is just amazing. Huge improvement from issue 1. Also several sapfm members are in the publication. I hope the journal can get some tips from the publication. As I always say never settle and always improve. 
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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 10:37:32 AM »
I haven't purchased it yet. I purchased the first issue and it had sawdust and associated detritus in it's packaging. I understand that space is a premium, especially for someone just starting out, so an available wood shop would make a great working space; but I feel that if they couldn't take the few minutes to sweep up before packing they will be cutting corners else where.

I enjoyed the content, but not the effort involved in cleaning my kitchen floor. My wife didn't appreciate it either.

Perhaps mine was the exception and no one else's was packed with garbage. Did anyone else have this problem? was it repeated with the second issue.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
I haven't purchased it yet. I purchased the first issue and it had sawdust and associated detritus in it's packaging. I understand that space is a premium, especially for someone just starting out, so an available wood shop would make a great working space; but I feel that if they couldn't take the few minutes to sweep up before packing they will be cutting corners else where.

I enjoyed the content, but not the effort involved in cleaning my kitchen floor. My wife didn't appreciate it either.

Perhaps mine was the exception and no one else's was packed with garbage. Did anyone else have this problem? was it repeated with the second issue."



This is from their email for Volume 2. Shavings inside of the mailer are "standard"!

This past Friday and Saturday, Mike and I had the big Issue Two packing party. We are still so stunned at how incredible it turned out. Readers came up to help from all around Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and even Maryland. We had just shy of 20 people wrapping a few thousand copies in brown paper and string and attach the wax-sealed tradecards. Every copy was shipped in a rigid mailer with a few pine shavings for an extra touch.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 10:20:14 PM »
I haven't received volume two yet but I'm looking forward to it. My copy last year also had some wood shavings in it. I neither considered it garbage nor was I offended by it. Just thought of it as a tongue in cheek tie in to woodworking. Took less than 30 seconds with a broom and all was well.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 12:14:31 PM »
The shavings were the best part of the magazine. The contents were minimal, and in the case of Freddy Roman's contribution; missing the verbage.
The magazine is a sophomoric attempt that may someday grow into a club newsletter.
I did not resent the shavings, they were an indication of a home grown publication. A marketing conceit, if you will.

Having said the above, I am awaiting the arrival of issue two, and will spend a happy fifteen minutes or so perusing it.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 12:41:30 PM »
I'm actually quite surprised that this was done on purpose, now that I know that it bothers me even more. I feel like I am constantly cleaning up shavings that I drag in to the house, the last thing I want is people sending me more shavings to clean up.

After a little googling it would appear that a few others feel the same as I do. But I couldn't find any positive remarks regarding it. Apparently I'm the only one who didn't know this was done on purpose.

I wish them the best of luck with their magazine, but I won't support a business that thinks so little of their customers that they would send would what most people put in the trash to them.
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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 10:31:52 PM »
My copy arrived today and I went to the shop to open the mailer because of the shavings. I was very disappointed because there was only a small, single, shaving!

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
This magazine is just like the journal, great content and great photos.  As the publication continue to grow it will continue to get better.  Its all about craft, information, and sharing the passion of furniture.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 02:50:20 PM »
TTalma,

Thousands loved the shavings and saw dust. 


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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2017, 09:25:57 PM »
I only got to look through issue two a couple of days ago, but agree that it is a big improvement over issue one. I am still not sure it is uniting the various disciplines that the magazine set out to bring together (the interview approach in issue one certainly wasn't what I was hoping for). Never-the-less it has grown and improved over the past year and I hope it will continue to do so. I hesitated to order this issue after issue one, but am glad that I did.

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Re: Mortise and Tenon Issue 2
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 08:25:08 PM »
I see there seems to be a lot of criticism of Mortise and Tenon, I'm curios to know what periodicals people are reading they believe are superior. I would like to know what I'm missing.