Download an excerpt here.
The fourth book in our series "The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years" covers three different topics.
1) The Workshop, including the design and construction of workbenches, tool chests and wall cabinets. There's also an entire section devoted to "appliances,"which are workshop accessories such as shooting boards.
2) Furniture & its Details, includes a discussion of all the important Western furniture styles, including their construction, mouldings and metal hardware. This section also includes the construction drawings for many important and famous pieces of furniture examined by Charles H. Hayward during his tenure at The Woodworker magazine.
3) Odds & Sods. In addition to offering its readers practical information for the shop, The Woodworker also asked it subscribers to think about the craft and its place in modern society. We have included many of our favorite philosophical pieces in this final section.
Like all Lost Art Press books, “The Woodworker: The Charles Hayward Years” is produced and printed entirely in the United States. At 336 pages, it is printed on smooth acid-free #60 paper and joined with a tough binding that is sewn, affixed with fiber tape and then glued. The pages are covered in dense hardbound covers that are wrapped with cotton cloth.
This fourth volume caps a 10-year effort to bring these books to life. It began with a team of woodworkers poring through every issue of The Woodworker magazine that Hayward edited between the 1930s and 1960s. After picking out thousands of articles, we chose the best. Then we reset all the text so the type was crisp and clear – this book is not simply fuzzy scanned text. All of the images were scanned and then processed with a proprietary software package to make them look as crisp as the originals.
The other books in the series are:
Volume 1: Tools
Volume 2: Techniques
Volume 3: Joinery
Volume 5: "Honest Labour: The Charles H. Hayward Years," an inspiring collection of Hayward's "Chips From the Chisel" columns.
You can download a complete (and searchable) list of the articles in Volumes 1-4 here.