Category Archives: Charles H. Hayward at The Woodworker

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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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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