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By Anthony Guidice

“To produce caliber paintings in an effective demeanour, Guidice contends that woodworkers have to be expert in seven crucial talents: joint making, measuring and staining, sawing to a line, sprucing, utilizing hand planes, making mortise-and-tenon joints, and wooden finishing...Required studying for each woodworker, this is often an important purchase.”—Library Journal.

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You can see not just the strength, endurance, and control of the hewer, but also his judgment. The spacing of the notches (if traces remain) tells you how much wood the hewer figured he could split away. Looking at that same length of wood — considering the species and the run of the grain — would you have judged the same? Spike Dog For the sake of your axe and your back, you need the log elevated off the ground for hewing. At the least, make V-cradles in a couple of cross logs and roll The spike dog holds the timber steady.

Bark is pliant enough to tie in a knot. Oak and ash will need a hook-and-eye splice or short overlaps lashed with string. With hickory, you may want to keep the outside of the bark facing up and out. When the bark dries, it will crown and make a seat that is more comfortable than, and just as attractive as, the smoother-surfaced but cupped-in inner face. The herringbone weave goes under two and over two. When you have wrapped the chair from front to back (or side to side) turn under and around one of the back posts and start the weave.

Now start pounding in earnest. Strike with even, hard blows of the axe head or sledge all the way down the billet’s length, compressing the rings like hitting the face of a deck of cards. Turn the billet over and go down the other side. Never strike the billet edgewise to the rings. The final beating works by shearing the cells crushed by the pounding, just as you would separate playing cards by bending the deck. Feed the billet over the edge of the block and strike at the overhang to rack the layers apart.

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