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Repairing Drawers

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press. Runners. Generally the remedy is fairly obvious for worn runners—they are just replaced. It is merely a matter of removing the old ones, cleaning … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Need a Half Set

This is an excerpt from “Mouldings in Practice” by Matthew Sheldon Bickford.   When I first became aware of hollows and rounds I read about the heralded “half set.” A half set of hollows and rounds is 18 planes, nine pairs, that … Continue reading

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Roorkee Chair

This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz.  As the British military was forced to become more responsive and quick at the end of the Victorian era, traditional and bulky items were traded for furniture that was lightweight and compact. … Continue reading

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Sharpening a Lightning Cross-Cut Saw

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press. A reader  has sent us a sketch of the teeth of a saw he wishes to sharpen. These are the farmer’s American or lightning … Continue reading

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Two- and Three-Panelled Doors

This is an excerpt from “Doormaking and Window-Making” by Anonymous. This book was discovered for us by joiner Richard Arnold.  The door shown in Fig. 60 is very common as a front door in some parts of the country, although … Continue reading

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Useful Device for Rebating and Grooving

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume IV” published by Lost Art Press. Anyone using the Stanley or Record combination and multiplanes, or indeed any form of rebate or grooving plane, will no doubt have experienced difficulty in … Continue reading

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Why Green Wood?

This is an excerpt from “Chairmaker’s Notebook” by Peter Galbert. Using wood fresh from a log has a number of advantages for the chair and chairmaker. But that being said, lack of access or experience with green wood should not prevent you from … Continue reading

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