Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

Wooden Plates our Forefathers Used

GOLD and silver; earthenware, pewter and china, have, in different times and under different circumstances been used for plates. Our own forefathers relied on wood. From the earliest times to days well within living memory the wooden platter, the bowl, … Continue reading

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New in Store: ‘The Woodworker Vol. IV, Shop & Furniture’

I’m pleased to announce that the fourth and final volume of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years Vol. IV, The Shop & Furniture” is now at the printer and you can place an advance order for the book here. … Continue reading

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Methods of Making Wooden Spoons

WOODEN spoons re­present a small commodity which can often be made from what is more or less re­garded as waste wood. Except for special cooking purposes, which necessitate lengthy shafts on the spoons, the ordinary article seldom exceeds about a … Continue reading

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The Machine in the Workshop, Part 2

Part 1 is here. MACHINIST: Are you not painting altogether too gloomy a picture? That the machine has largely taken the place of handwork is true so far as the trade is concerned. There are not many shops left where … Continue reading

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The Machine in the Workshop, Part 1

In 1938, The Woodworker magazine published a two page “conversation” between a handworker and machinist. It’s interesting and thoughtful. And so we are going to reproduce it here in short segments. HANDWORKER: I think that one of the saddest aspects … Continue reading

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The Edge Plane

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press.  Two ways in which the plane would come in handy are shown in Fig. 2. In the one the plane is smoothing right up … Continue reading

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‘The Woodworker Vol. III, Joinery’ Ships this Week

I picked up two cases of “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years, Vol. III, Joinery” in Indiana today so we’ll have it at the Lost Art Press storefront on Dec. 10 – our final open day for 2016. The … Continue reading

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