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Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen No. 101 Block Plane

By Megan Fitzpatrick Page 16 This wee bronze plane from Warren, Maine, is a reproduction (of sorts) of the Stanley No. 101 plane – a small block plane originally designed for household use and light work (and sold in toy tool chests, according to Patrick Leach’s “Blood and Gore” web site). But unlike its inspiration, this new...

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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...

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....

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...

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Tool Test: Festool CXS Drill-driver

A mighty small and mighty compact drill. By Glen D. Huey Pages:16-18 According to Apple’s Steven Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” If you ask me, he could have been talking about Festool, which is, in my opinion, the most innovative tool company out there. BLOG: Read about new tools from Festool. VIDEO: See a...

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A Few Spots left in the ‘Handplane Weekend’ Class

Handplane irons should be sharpened completely straight across. No curve. Ever. No, scratch that. All bench plane irons should be sharpened with some sort of curve. Always. Ah yes, this is one of the many debates that twist the knickers of modern woodworkers. The truth is that you can work with your tools set...