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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...

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The Next Generation of Woodworkers?

Fridays are fun, but it’s Saturday at a woodworking event – such as this weekend’s Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event held at the offices of Popular Woodworking Magazine – when you can get a better glimpse into the future of woodworking. You may see new tools on display for the first time, which tools are...

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55° Frog Now Available for No. 4 Planes

For years now, Lie-Nielsen has made 55° frogs for its No. 4-1/2 bench planes. I’m a big fan of higher planing angles, but I’m not as big a fan of the No. 4-1/2. I prefer the smaller smoothing planes – give me anything from a No. 2 up to a No. 4 and I...

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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Good Tools and Good Food in Cincinnati Next Weekend

My obsession with food is almost as all-consuming as my love for woodworking. I’ll eat almost anything, except the junk served by large chain restaurants. So if you are thinking of a way to lure your family to Cincinnati next weekend (April 15-16) for the Lie-Nielsen show in our offices (details here), feel free...

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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...