Popular Woodworking 2005-06 № 148, страница 58

Popular Woodworking 2005-06 № 148, страница 58

Two Plane Makers

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Lee Valley Tools have changed woodworking with their premium hand planes. Meet the men behind the brands and learn the real differences between the tools.

homas Lie-Nielsen reaches into a cardboard box to fetch a tool his company plans to manufacture in the coming year. He pulls out a wooden pattern of a router plane, a well-shaped and handmade version of the tool as it will look when it's later cast in ductile iron.

Like many of the tools from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, Maine, the plane is recognizable as an adaptation of a classic tool - in this case the Stanley No. 71. Though as you examine the wooden pattern, you do notice

Stanley-style lateral-adjustment lever operates independent of the Bailey-style blade adjuster.

Lie-Nielsen's "improved chipbreaker is thick and flat with a small lip that mates with the iron



Popular Woodworking June 2005

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