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Drawer Runners

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press. That drawer runners must be strong is fairly obvious, but there are other equally important considerations to be kept in mind. For example, they must … Continue reading

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Frame Fight: Coping Saws vs. Fret Saws

This is an excerpt from “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” by Anon, Christopher Schwarz and and Joel Moskowitz.  For those of you who chisel out your waste when dovetailing, this section is not for you. Move along. There’s nothing to see … Continue reading

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Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

This is an excerpt from “With the Grain: A Craftsman’s Guide to Understanding Wood” by Christian Becksvoort.  The walnut family also includes butternut and the hickories. Juglans means nut of Jupiter, nigra, or black, refers to the dark wood. Its … Continue reading

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Estonian Spoons and Bowls

This is an excerpt from “Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires and translated by Mart Aru. Until the beginning of the century, spoons and ladles for home use were generally produced by the peasants themselves. The preferred timber was that of birch, hard pieces … Continue reading

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How To Sharpen Moulding Plane Cutters

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press.  Moulding plane cutters are of two kinds; those used with wooden moulding planes, and those made for the Stanley Universal plane. Except that the latter type … Continue reading

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Different Ways to Elongate Wood

This is an excerpt from “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” by Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue. The elongation of wood should also be put among the number of assemblages, its application being very useful, given … Continue reading

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Queen Anne Chair Construction

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume IV” published by Lost Art Press. Most readers know that the vast majority of chairs are made by tenoning (and sometimes dowelling) the seat rails into the legs. Normally there is no … Continue reading

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