|Review by rdwile||posted 02-26-2013 01:09 PM||4404 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I was asked a few months back to review a new tool for Liogier rasps from France. They were thinking of starting a line of joinery floats and wanted the opinions of some users to refine the product before offering it for sale.
I am pleased to see some of my feedback was incorporated into the final design which is now available for sale.
These tools were very popular in days of yore, I think the reason is that they are so easy to use, modern woodworkers do not commonly use these, I think this should change. A float is much easier for general joinery work than other options. As in the video, its easy to adjust the sides of mortises and cheeks of tenons, because of its substantial flat surface making it easier to register and stay flat in use.
And yes I paid for this float.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/