Tool Test: Lie-Nielsen Violin Maker’s Plane | Popular Woodworking Magazine
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In the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which mails to subscribers on June 13), you’ll find a review of the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Violin Maker’s Plane (also called the 101), which is based loosely on the Stanley 101. I filmed the short video below to show how the plane comes apart, goes back together, adjusts and works.

To learn all about handplanes, from block planes to specialty and joinery planes, check out “Handplane Essentials” by Christopher Schwarz – it’s available in both print and iPad-optimized eBook formats.

— Megan Fitzpatrick


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  • Barquester

    It doesn’t look all that useful for a violin maker, it’s doesn’t have a rounded bottom and it’s too big. But not big enough for when I need a big one. Unless it had a toothed blade then I would buy it.

  • Mr.Woodworker

    I also ordered one. Looks like it will make a great addition to my workshop.

  • rickb

    Ordered one as soon as I got the new product announcement fromLie Nielsen. On back order already. Looking forward to fretting mine.


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