Lie-Nielsen Plane Kit

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Project by cut3times posted 01-07-2011 04:33 AM 2256 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a Lie-Nielsen ½ inch shoulder rabbet plane kit they sold in the 1980s. I have four blog entries documenting the process I went through making it if you are interested. Here I am showing the before and after pictures. It was fun to make and a learning experience.


-- 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 01-07-2011 04:46 AM

Nice job! How does it cut?

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 05:02 AM

Lucky find on ebay!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 05:06 AM

Turned out really gorgeous…as expected

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 05:18 AM

Nice job.

I can’t quite tell from the pictures – is the outside of the body metal?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 05:28 AM

It looks like solid brass.

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 11:11 AM

Very nice! I like these but never took the plunge.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 11:36 AM

Now thats a real plane kit :)

Lie nielsens tools are so nice :)

Well done

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 12:40 PM

Thats a beautiful plane you put together there, really nice.
Did you get to making it a box as you wrote?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 01-07-2011 05:53 PM

Thanks for the comments. The body is cast Manganese bronze just like the bronze planes LN makes today. Robert I will sharpen the blade this weekend and see how it cuts.

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

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