Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

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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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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