Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

How to Cut Wide Tenons

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  A reader has been making a piece of work which has involved the use of a tenoned rail some 12 ins. wide, … Continue reading

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Carpenter’s Tools of the 17th Century

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume I” published by Lost Art Press. One sometimes gets in an indirect sort of way, a remarkable light on the things that people used to make and use. A man may explore all … 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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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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The Technique of Woodwork

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume II” published by Lost Art Press.  The practical working of wood is largely based upon an extraordinarily simple fact; a fact which every man who goes in for woodwork, even … Continue reading

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FEATURES IN FURNITURE: CARVINGS AND TURNINGS

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume IV” published by Lost Art Press. From the earliest pre-historic ages man has tried to express himself in some form of decoration, first in flint and then in wood. To … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Lesser Used Joints

This is an excerpt from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press.  CROSS HALVING WITH HOUSED SHOULDERS The cross-halving joint, with notched or housed shoulders (Fig. 1), is only rarely used in actual practice. In ecclesiastical woodwork … Continue reading

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