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Forum topic by SouthpawCA posted 03-19-2011 07:04 PM 1474 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SouthpawCA

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03-19-2011 07:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: toothed plane iron plane milling

I recently went to a Lie-Nielsen hand tool event. What is cool about these is that you get to try and discuss basically all of their hand tools. For me, and most of the people there, it was all about their planes. I really like the try it before you buy it scenario. My wife purchased a toothed plane iron for me for Christmas and it’s basically been in the box since. I’ve heard this plane iron is very useful for hogging off wood quickly when dimensioning wood. But haven’t tried it – I use my planer.

However, the Lie-Nielsen guy let my try it on a piece of twisted wood. It didn’t take me (and him initially) long to completely flatten the wood. I’ve used my normal plane iron for this in the past with good results, but this was sooooo much easier.

So, in addition to using it as an under treatment prior to gluing up veneer, try using it to flatten a piece of wood.

-- Don


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 07:12 PM

Sounds good… but… are you supposed to act “surprised” when you open the pkg. at Christmas time? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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SouthpawCA

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 07:18 PM

I actually did act surprised because, in addition to the toothed plane iron, was a jointer plane!!!

-- Don

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 08:53 PM

Last Xmas? ... not Next Xmas? :)

A double whammy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 09:16 PM

nice x-mas gifts :-)
and yes using that iron for boards with realy nasty grain direction shuold be a blast from what
I have read and seen on a vidio somewhere in the netspace :-)
there shuold be a few blogs about it here too

good luck with it
Dennis

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 10:40 PM

A toothed iron is for tackling really difficult grain (think things like wild burls). It acts like a single row rasp and severs little tiny pieces pretty much regardless of grain direction. Often used with veneers and inlays. Very light cuts only. Follow up with a scraper.

Not traditionally used for hogging but I have never tried it. Dunno. If it works well, more power to you. There is no plane police going to be knocking at the door.

addendum

I went over and looked at the Lie-Nielsen site to see the irons. Hum. Still dunno. It works on small scale stuff, so no real reason it wouldn’t work on big stuff too. Something new every day. Only place I have seen them before is on toothing planes. Sometimes with nasty woods, you have to pull out all stops and try just about anything. (off to watch their video now.)

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 12:59 AM

cool. I got on recently for a used laj. Cant wait to try it out

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 02:18 AM

one thing I forgot
as I remember it all depending of the angle the iron is in the plane
what its pupose is for

Dennis

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