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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Violin Maker’s Plane

In the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which mails to subscribers on June 13), you’ll find a review of the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Violin Maker’s Plane (also called the 101), which is based loosely on the Stanley 101. I filmed the short video below to show how the plane comes apart, goes back...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Closed-throat Routers

This joinery-tweaking plane belongs in every woodworker’s tool kit. by Christopher Schwarz Page 14 Even when I am in full-blown power, power, power mode in the workshop, there are two handplanes I turn to all the time: a block plane and a router plane. Most woodworkers own a block plane, but only a fraction own a router plane,...

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Lie-Nielsen Visitors: How to Find Us

Preparations are under way for the Lie-Nielsen event here at our shop tomorrow and Saturday. If you’re familiar with these events, you won’t want to miss it, and if you’ve never attended this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on great hand tools, talk to the folks who make them and mingle...

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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event, March 30-31 at PWM

OK – you caught me. I’m a lazy cuss, and have bumped the post below back up to the top of the queue, because I can’t be bothered to write a new one. Or maybe, just maybe, we’re hard up against the deadline for the June issue, with the Binder read-through on Thursday, and...

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New Closed-throat Routers from Lie-Nielsen

In the great battle to make the best router plane (what, you weren’t aware of the war?), Lie-Nielsen has raised the stakes by introducing two new closed-throat routers. For those of you who don’t follow router plane minutiae like I do, the throat of a router plane can be either open or closed. Closed-throat...

New Classroom Space at Lie-Nielsen

When Thomas Lie-Nielsen was growing his toolmaking business in the 1990s, he designed an addition to his factory in Warren, Maine, that would be the perfect foundry to cast his tools. The 50′ x 50′ building would have a high ceiling and be right off the production floor and his second-floor office. Time passed....