Lie-Nielsen Now Offers Miter-box Saws

Soon I will sell my Makita LS1013 miter saw. Not because it’s junk , far from it. It’s still the best miter saw I’ve ever used. But I don’t need it anymore. During the last five years, I’ve started using miter boxes a lot more. And my Makita is just taking up space in...

Coming Soon: A Lie-Nielsen DVD on Sawing

This summer Lie-Nielsen Toolworks will release a DVD on the basic principles of using handsaws and backsaws. During the video, I quote the Bible, cut all sorts of joints and am constantly menaced by flies. We shot the DVD in Tom Lie-Nielsen’s barn in February, which is most definitely not fly season in Maine....

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Our Office

Quick , it is time to make up a quick excuse to your boss to arrange a sham business trip to Cincinnati on June 4-5. On those two days we are going to open wide the doors of our office and shop and host a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. (If you need ideas for...

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Our Office

Quick , it is time to make up a quick excuse to your boss to arrange a sham business trip to Cincinnati on June 4-5. On those two days we are going to open wide the doors of our office and shop and host a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. (If you need ideas for...

Lie-Nielsen Has Nothing to Fear

My psychological oddities include: A fear of being tackled by females in elf suits and enmity toward all birdhouses. Perhaps my hostility to birdhouses springs from my days as a Cub Scout where I built too many of them. Heck, I’m also still haunted by visions of milking a plywood cow with an udder...

Lie-Nielsen Event in Chicago This Weekend

The April Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Chicago is starting to become a bit of a tradition. It’s a great little show with some good exhibitors: Jameel Abraham from Benchcrafted, Ron Brese of Brese Planes, and John Economaki from Bridge City Tools. Plus, I’ll be there, as will Thomas Lie-Nielsen himself. The April 9-10...

Lie-Nielsen to Make a No. 51 Chute-board Plane

After years of development, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks is planning on making a No. 51 chute-board plane that should be released in the first quarter of 2010, Thomas Lie-Nielsen says. Tool collectors and users have been requesting this rare tool for many years, and Lie-Nielsen has found a way to produce it by using many existing...

Lie-Nielsen Adds O1 Steel Back Into its Line

In a move that will please traditionalists and people who pare, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks has started offering some plane irons and chisels made using oil-hardened (O1) steel , in addition to the more modern A2 steel. The O1 steel is available right now in the 2″- and 2-3/8″-wide bench plane irons, according to Thomas Lie-Nielsen....