Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

Special Dovetails

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  The through dovetail is straightforward enough to cut, but sometimes there is a slight complication owing to there being a rebate at … Continue reading

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Does This Happen When You Chop Dovetails?

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press. This is a common fault even amongst experienced men who should know better. The wood between the dovetails is torn out, leaving … Continue reading

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What Happens Inside a Mortise and Tenon Joint?

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press. Readers will recall that in January WOODWORKER we gave on page 8 an article “Wedging Mortise and Tenon Joints.” The following letter … Continue reading

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Could You Tackle These Mouldings?

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press. Of course, you realize that the feature that makes this work awkward is the fact that the moulding which forms the pediment … Continue reading

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Dovetailed Housings

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press. This type of dovetail sometimes creates a difficulty because of the length of the joint. It is, of course, essential that it … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Back Iron

This is an excerpt from “The Wordworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press. The back iron of the plane is of the utmost importance. It will often happen that, because it has not been given proper attention, … Continue reading

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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

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