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Hands Employed Aright
Highland Item # 204768
Author: Joshua A. Klein

Price : $57.00
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Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847). Author, Joshua A. Klein

Jonathan Fisher was the first settled minister of the frontier town of Blue Hill, Maine. Harvard-educated and handy with an axe, Fisher spent his adult life building furniture for his community. Fortunately for us, Fisher recorded every aspect of his life as a woodworker and minister on the frontier.

In Hands Employed Aright, author Joshua A. Klein, the founder of "Mortise & Tenon Magazine", examines what might be the most complete record of the life of an early 19th-century American craftsman. Using Fisher's papers, his tools and the surviving furniture, Klein paints a picture of a man of remarkable mechanical genius, seemingly boundless energy and the deepest devotion. It is a portrait that is at times both familiar and completely alien to a modern reader - and one that will likely change your view of furniture making in the early days of the United States.

"An uncommon common man, the nineteenth century pastor of a little Maine town. More than his occupation or the locale may suggest, Fisher was a universal man - inventor, farmer, architect and builder, surveyor, linguist, naturalist. Above all he was an artist, translating his vision of the goodness and orderliness of God's creation into paintings and woodcuts". Alice Winchester, The Art of Jonathan Fisher, 1768-1847.

Hands Employed Aright is printed in the United States. Its 288 pages are in full color and on heavy coated paper. The pages are sewn for durability, hardbound and covered in a full-color dust jacket.

Hardback, 288 pages

ISBN 978-1-7322100-2-8

Additional Information

Read about Jonathan Fisher at the former Blog of Mortise and Tenon Magazine: The Workbench Diary

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