While scanning more than 350 old magazines edited by Charles Hayward, we kept running into articles that were made us pause because they were so interesting, yet we didn’t have a place for them in our forthcoming book.
We clipped them anyway, and I’ll be posting many of them here for you to enjoy.
Today is an article from the fantastic series called “The Old School,” which ran in The Woodworker between the wars. Each “Old School” column was a first-person account of work in a hand-tool shop at a different trade. This particular column was on making coffins.
You can download a pdf of the article using the link below.
Also, reader Jeff Hanes sent me this link to a film by craftsman Jeremy Broun about Hayward’s influence on him as a craftsman and illustrator. It is well worth watching.
Tomorrow I am off to San Diego to teach a two-day seminar at the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association. I have take the
smart extremely stupid step of packing all of my tools and the wood for my project in my checked luggage. Along with my undies and minty floss.
Well, it couldn’t be worse than my performance in Detroit!
— Christopher Schwarz