On Hannah’s Inlaid Chest from our June 2013 magazine (issue #204), I scratched most of the string inlay by hand using tools from both Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Lee Valley/Veritas. Of the string inlay tools used on the chest, the most import is the radius cutter. For that job, I selected the tool from Lie-Nielsen (item … Read more
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By Robert W. Lang
From the February 2012 issue #195
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I keep a 6″ precision rule in my pocket most of the time when I’m in the shop. It gets used on a regular basis for layout, setup and fussy measuring. Veritas has introduced a small square than does
everything the rule does, but the addition of the leg makes it do everything better and more easily than a standard rule.
BLOG: Practice your layout with the Gottshall Block.
A Jewel of a Tool.
By Christopher Schwarz
From the December 2011 issue #194
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I have never understood the modern fascination with enormous smoothing planes. We prefer big smoothers with lots of mass, long soles and wide blades. Our ancestors preferred small smoothing planes that were shorter (as small as 7″) and narrower.
Why? The little tools worked faster and were less tiring than bigger planes.
Now Veritas has introduced a new small-scale smoothing plane that pushes almost all of my buttons. Its sole is less than 9″ long x 21⁄4″ wide, enabling it to get into hollows in big panels that big smoothers struggle with. And at 2 lbs., 12 oz., it is half the weight of a modern No. 41⁄2 smoothing plane.
BLOG: Read a review of the Veritas premium block plane at popularwoodworking.com/dec11. Read more
The first thing I did this morning was polish the blade on the Veritas Miniature Router Plane and try it out on a hinge mortise (the pre-dawn use explains the mood lighting in the pictures). As advertised, the wee router plane works like its larger sibling. In practical use, it’s best-suited for the smallest of … Read more
By Glen D. Huey
From the October 2011 issue #192
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Most mortising gauges do a poor job and need to be heavily modified to mark out mortises. And when you modify them, they then do a poor job of marking the mating tenon.
If you remember the Veritas Dodeca-Gauge – the company’s hilarious April Fool’s prank that featured a marking gauge with 12 independent sliding rods – then the company’s newest tool might look a little familiar to you. The Veritas Dual Marking Gauge offers only one-sixth of the rods of the fictional Dodeca-Gauge, but the good news … Read more
I’ve been meaning to write up a review on Veritas replacement blades and cap irons for months, but every time I sat down to do it I realized that I didn’t have the tooling here at work for photography – it was at home and getting the snot used out of it. Veritas has done … Read more