New Workbench from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

I have always waited for and dreaded the day when someone made a commercial workbench that I would consider buying. That day might (almost) be here. This week I am in Warren, Maine, to shoot a video for Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on building the Shaker side table from the second issue of Woodworking Magazine. I’ve...

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The Lie-Nielsen No. 51 in Use

A dedicated shooting plane is a luxury item, much like a European table saw with a beautiful sliding table or a full keg of beer by your bedside. For many years, I’ve used my jointer plane to shoot edges and ends, and I’ve never wanted a fancy tool for the task. But after some...

Lie-Nielsen Load In

We now have some very large crates in our shop, chock full of Lie-Nielsen tools. The LN team is arriving next Thursday night to start setting up for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event (Friday April 15, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; click here for more information). The trucking company brought...

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A Ruckus at Lie-Nielsen Event

There’s going to be a some unruliness at this year’s Lie-Nielsen show held at the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop on April 15th and 16th. I know this because I plan to cause the ruckus. Lie-Nielsen’s show is about hand tools – the company, as well as the other exhibitors at the show, make fantastic...

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Come to the Lie-Nielsen Show, Bring the Family

Coming from out of town for the Lie-Nielsen show on April 15th and 16th? Here’s a little helpful info (especially if you’re trying to convince your family to join you). The most conveniently located hotel to the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop is the Hannaford Suites – less than a mile away on the same...

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‘Open House’ for Lie-Nielsen Show April 15-16

Join us in the Popular Woodworking Magazine shop on Friday, April 15, from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. (Both admission and parking are free.) Lie-Nielsen will have scads of tools on hand for you to test-drive...

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Lie-Nielsen Show in our Office: April 15-16

Forget tax day. Or better yet, we recommend you spend your hard-earned tax refund at the free April 15-16 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks show in our offices here in Cincinnati, Ohio. As usual, we pull out all the stops for this show. And by that, I mean yes, Megan has called to get Roy’s Taco Patrol...

Review: Lie-Nielsen Curved Drawknife

Though I don’t talk much about it here on the blog, one of my long-standing obsessions (aside from my “goat” problem) is with chairmaking. I’ve taken a few classes, built a bunch of chairs and dream about doing work as nice as Curtis Buchanan, Peter Galbert or even Dave Sawyer. Since I started making...