Several Months ago I posted an article about one of my all-time favorite authors Charles H. Hayward – his book The Complete Book of woodworking is a great book if you are just starting out in woodworking – indeed when I first started working wood in the early 70s this was the book I used.
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of attending one of Roy Underhill’s classes in Pittsboro NC. In this very delightful video, Charles Neil gets a tour of the Woodwright Shop from Sir Roy.
Up until the mid 1800s nails were either forged or cut. These styles of nails largely disappeared during the late 19th century as cheaper nails made from steel became more prevalent. These were known as wire nails. However, cut nails grip better than wire nails.
Amazing woodworking machines. The making of sash windows – thanks to Roy Underhill
The true origins of chess are unknown, but it’s believed to have originated in India sometime before the 7th century and since then has become a very popular pastime. This article looks at creating a chessboard and box for the pieces from two contrasting wood species.
Over the christmas holiday we have been going through some old photos – these were fun to find.