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Popular Woodworking 2005-06 № 148, страница 59

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subtle refinements, including an improved adjuster.

"A tool that looks like it was drawn in CAD is a failure to me," Lie-Nielsen says about the tool's almost-Victorian curves. "It might be fine, but it doesn't satisfy me."

More than 400 miles away in Ottawa, Canada, Robin Lee offers a similar preview of tools that will be produced under the Veritas name by Lee Valley Tools. During this tour, Veritas is gearing up to build a bullnose plane. There's a beautifully made wooden pattern to show, and a plastic one, too.

Thomas Lie-Nielsen in his factory in Warren, Maine. "How a tool looks is important, but I don't do things for strictly decorative purposes."

Robin Lee in the company's flagship retail store in Ottawa, Canada. "When we develop a tool we look at what will make it more usable for the average person. An inexperienced user should be able to get as much out of a tool as an experienced user."

Norris-style adjuster controls both depth of cut and centering of blade in the throat

Frog assembly extends all the way to the sole of the plane and incorporates the rear handle (called the "tote") into the design

VERITAS NO. 4

A2 blade

Stanley-style chipbreaker

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