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Solid, accurate dowel plate

Solid, accurate dowel plate

08-27-2018 06:17 PM by EarlS | 9 comments »

I finally broke down and bought this dowel plate because the dowels and plugs available on-line or at the local wood store are only nominally close to being round and accurate in the diameter. I use the dowel plate to properly size plugs that come out of the drill press plug bit to the correct diameter. I also run short lengths of store bought dowels through the plate to correct diameter inconsistencies and roundness issues. The dowel plate is set into the vise with a baggy under it to...

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If I Was Only Allowed To Have One Hand Plane

If I Was Only Allowed To Have One Hand Plane

08-23-2018 03:01 AM by wrenchhead | 8 comments »

This is my first plane review and I thought I would give you my thoughts on the Lie-Nielsen No 62 low angle jack plane. I made a video review if you are interested, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqRl94cANG8&t=289s I purchased this plane about 2 months ago and have had the opportunity to use it on a couple projects now. I am very impressed with how many different tasks I can perform with just one plane. The low bed angle and bevel up plane iron gives you the ability to sharpen to diff...

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Lie Nielson Honing guide

Lie Nielson Honing guide

10-21-2017 01:05 AM by newwoodbutcher | 10 comments »

I never really devoted the required time or effort to learn to free hand sharpen chisels and plane irons. I feebly tried a few times but it never really worked well for me. Over the years, I’ve seen and read about the contests between the hand sharpening experts and the honing guide users pretty much resulting in a sharpness draw, with the free hand approach saving time. I never realized however how much extra time the honing guide approach took. I started sharpening my planes and chisel...

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Lie-Nielsen Tapered dovetail saw

Lie-Nielsen Tapered dovetail saw

08-02-2016 08:06 PM by TheFridge | 1 comment »

I’ve had it for about a year and it’s my go to joinery saw. It was a little grabby at first and I struggled with it starting. After a short amount of use it lost the grab and started performing like a champ. The only replacement I would ever get would be a Summerfield saw from Bob Summerfield at RMSaws.com

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Lie-Nielsen 40-1/2 Scrub Plane

Lie-Nielsen 40-1/2 Scrub Plane

08-02-2016 07:42 PM by TheFridge | 6 comments »

I’ve been using a heavily cambered #5 as a scrub. It was ok. I looked for a 40-1/2 on eBay for awhile but got tired of waiting for a deal so I got the LN version. I’ve been happy with it so far. I kinda prefer it to a bench plane with a cambered iron.

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Lie-Nielsen Beveled Edge Socket Chisels

Lie-Nielsen Beveled Edge Socket Chisels

07-18-2016 11:30 PM by TheFridge | 7 comments »

I tried one 1/2” chisel to see what the brand was all about. Now I have a 5 pc set with 2 skews and a fishtail. And a few planes as well. they take an edge and hold it well. I have no complaints about the tool or the price

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Lie-Nielsen no 2

Lie-Nielsen no 2

07-18-2016 10:13 PM by TheFridge | 5 comments »

After watching this video https://youtu.be/56DpxEOpxz0 I decided to get a no2 to use as a block plane to help control tearout issues I was having my block and to use on smaller pieces. Haven’t had it long but it’s everything I wanted.

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Lie-Nielsen no 4 1/2 with 55 degree frog

Lie-Nielsen no 4 1/2 with 55 degree frog

07-18-2016 09:37 PM by TheFridge | 14 comments »

My first LN plane I bought it with a 55 degree frog to work heavily figured and prone to tear out. It’s been a dream. Works just as good on straight grained wood as well.

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The Guide To End All

The Guide To End All

12-29-2015 04:41 AM by BigRedKnothead | 31 comments »

Ever used one of those eclipse style sharpening guides? Usually they’re cheesy imports that require serious fine-tuning and modification to be effective. What if a fine tool company like Starrett or the like were to make a honing guide? Well, that’s basically what you have here. I’ve used a couple different honing guides in my day. The eclipse was a waste. Good luck setting various blades and chisels straight in that one. The Veritas MKII is a very nice guide, but eventually I set...

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Lie Nielson #51 plane

Lie Nielson #51 plane

08-01-2015 09:21 PM by MC | 5 comments »

Completed the new shooting board to go with my new plane from LN using the plans that came with the plane. As soon as the board was finished I started grabbing various pieces of scrap to try out the new plane. The 51 is heavy, the momentum helps move the plane with skewed blade through all types of wood with ease. Included in my testing today were pieces of Mahogany, Hard Maple, QSWO, and pine. Without any additional sharpening the plane cut through all wood end grain with ease. Should hav...

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