Lie-Nielsen Shoulder/Rabbet Plane Kit #1: Lie-Nielsen Shoulder/Rabbet Plane Kit

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Blog entry by cut3times posted 1289 days ago 2061 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up a Lie-Nielsen ½ inch shoulder rabbet plane kit on the Bay that they used to sell in the 1980s. A fellow woodworker had passed away and his widow was selling it. It was missing the blade and a brass rod used to support the infill. I purchased a IBC replacement blade and bought a brass rod at the local hardware store.

I made some rosewood dust to mix in the epoxy to create a slurry for gluing the infill in. Here are the infills glued in.

Tomorrow I will start the shaping.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#1 posted 1289 days ago

I had no idea they offered this at one time. Interesting story and I’m sure it will be a fantastic little plane. Keep us posted.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#2 posted 1289 days ago

OK, I’m envious!!! Very nice indeed.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#3 posted 1288 days ago

Nice find!!!!! PLEASE keep us posted as you progress in building the plane?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 1288 days ago

I think what you have there is a collectors item, and it would be hard for me to do the kit. most of us didn’t know this thing existed until you showed us one. I would hang on to it.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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