Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

Four Centuries of Drawer Making

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press.  The construction of a drawer seems a straightforward and fairly obvious piece of work; there is an accepted way of making it … Continue reading

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An Interesting Old Bow-Saw

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press. Recently we came across an old type of bow-saw which had been sent to a veteran village carpenter for repair. Its precise origin could … Continue reading

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The Ideal Tool Cabinet

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume IV” published by Lost Art Press.  A sense of orderliness in woodworking is an important factor contributing to good work. For instance, the bench should be clear of … Continue reading

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Working a Moulding Around a Curved Edge

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press The majority of woodworking operations are fairly obvious and, given practice, present no special difficulties. For example, to plane an edge straight, … Continue reading

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Making the Twist Leg Without a Lathe

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press.  It may interest readers to know that the best twist-turned legs are still a combination of turning and carving, and that when they were … Continue reading

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Door Construction: Five-Panelled Door

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press. Although the five-panelled door described in this article may interest only a small section of our readers, the construction is applicable to … Continue reading

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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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