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...

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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....

The Lie-Nielsen Event Just Got Bigger

You know, at our Woodworking in America event last week I didn’t get to talk to a lot of the toolmakers. In fact, I didn’t even get to see some of them. That is what a madhouse it was. So that’s why I’m particularly pleased to announce a couple additional toolmakers who are coming...

At Long Last: New Panel Saws from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

About eight years ago, when I was still a clean-shaven, short-haired senior editor, I took a trip to see the huge woodworking show at Woodstock, Ontario. There I saw some amazing things: 1. Rob Cosman, then a Lie-Nielsen tool dealer, ate an entire chicken and a two quarts of mashed potatoes one evening after...