Author Archives: meghanlostartpress

Wedging Mortise and Tenon Joints

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  “We’ll glue those wedges and tenons!” How often is this explanation heard when gluing up framed work. A usual response being to dip the … Continue reading

Posted in Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker | 3 Comments

Tools Appropriate for Finishing Mouldings

This is an excerpt from “With all the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” by André-Jacob Roubo; translation by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue.  Once the mouldings are cut, you finish them, that is to say, you shape them on … Continue reading

Posted in With All the Precision Possible | 1 Comment

How to Cut Wide Tenons

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  A reader has been making a piece of work which has involved the use of a tenoned rail some 12 ins. wide, … Continue reading

Posted in Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker | 2 Comments

Block Planes

This is an excerpt from “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz. You can build furniture without a block plane. But why should you? The block plane is one of the greatest hand-tool inventions of the Industrial Revolution, in my opinion. With … Continue reading

Posted in The Anarchist's Tool Chest | 3 Comments

Carpenter’s Tools of the 17th Century

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press. One sometimes gets in an indirect sort of way, a remarkable light on the things that people used to make and use. A man may explore all … Continue reading

Posted in Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker | 11 Comments

Creating Evenly Spaced Intervals with Dividers or a Sector

This is an excerpt from “By Hound and Eye” by Geo. R. Walker and Jim Tolpin; illustrated by Andrea Love.  Now let’s move past bisection and divide a line into a bunch of evenly spaced intervals. This process is useful … Continue reading

Posted in By Hound and Eye | 3 Comments

Pépé Clothaire’s Tool Chest

This is an excerpt from “Grandpa’s Workshop” by Maurice Pommier. The darkest corner of Pépère’s shop both fascinates and frightens me. It is full of spiderwebs and dust. It is there that Pépère keeps the tools he doesn’t use anymore. … Continue reading

Posted in Grandpa's Workshop | 11 Comments