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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...

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Endurance Test: Lie-Nielsen No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

Heavy, precisely made and surprisingly easy to wield. By Christopher Schwarz Page: 29 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Woodworkers tend to get obsessed with their smoothing planes. No other plane requires as much tuning and no other plane rewards its user with the same gossamer shavings. I have 10...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Convex-soled Plane Has Many Uses

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 24 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now As my woodworking has evolved to encompass more curved and sculptural forms, including chair seats and the like, I’ve turned to tools with curved cutting surfaces, from rasps to travishers to specialty spokeshaves. But what I really needed was...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Floats

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 34 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now Planemakers have long used floats to shape and true the critical surfaces of wooden handplanes. But cabinetmakers also used floats, and after several months of using floats made by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, I understand why. From the December 2006 issue...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Medium Shoulder Plane is Exquisite

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 28 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now I’ve long been a fan of large shoulder planes and have many miles on my Lie-Nielsen 073, which I bought the first day it was available. So I wasn’t sure I needed the company’s new 3/4″ shoulder plane when...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Large Router Plane

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 33 From the October 2007 issue #164 Buy this issue now Router planes are one of those tools that you never knew was missing from your toolbox. Once you’ve cleaned up a dado, adjusted a tenon or made a hinge mortise with a router plane, I think you’ll wonder why...

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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen’s Thin-plate Tenon Saw

By Christopher Schwarz Page: 30 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now The more I saw by hand, the more I prefer a thin sawplate. Having a thinner wafer of steel makes the saw easier to push – that’s because there’s less weight and the tool has to remove less wood....

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...

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...