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Lie-Nielsen Toolworks LIE-NIELSEN TOOLWORKS began in 1981 as an effort to make top-quality hand tools available again from a U.S. maker and to revive discontinued, but useful, designs so the average woodworker could obtain them. Today we make over 50 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more. We have improved and refined designs, and use better materials like Ductile Iron and Manganese Bronze for castings and cryogenically treated A-2 Tool Steel for the blades. Our plane blades are much thicker than those of any other production planes. The quality of machining and finishing results in a tool that looks as great as it works, and will be a pleasure to use for years to come.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:15 PM
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Default New Lie-Nielsen honing guide

I was fortunate to attend the L-N hand tool event at Palomar College this weekend (sorry to have missed Mike and John!). One of the things that caught my eye was a new L-N honing guide. It's not for sale yet, but if you contact them, they'll put your name on a special email/phone list.

It's a bit like a super-duper Eclipse guide. Made of stainless steel, and with several sets of removable jaws for chisels, spokeshave blades (and other short blades), and skew blades. The jaws are held in place with two screws, which align them perfectly every time. It has a single short wheel below, like the Eclipse. It'll hold everything up to a scraper plane blade (though you might have to take the knurled knob off to get it to fit). Looks beautifully made. Wish I'd taken some pictures.

Did anyone else see that?
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I was fortunate to attend the L-N hand tool event at Palomar College this weekend (sorry to have missed Mike and John!).
I'm sorry that I couldn't get down there, Peter, busy weekend. We did have a great time at the Reagan Library though.

That guide sounds interesting, I'll keep an eye out for it.

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Saw it, used it to sharpen my skew plane blade. It worked perfectly. I've been on the waiting list for about 2 years. I'm finally starting to get excited about it, since they're actually closing in on a "real" production run.
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John, if you were in the Shelby, that's only what - a 15 minute ride?
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John, if you were in the Shelby, that's only what - a 15 minute ride?
I could almost do that in my smart, it's only 17 miles door to door.


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