|Forum topic by SouthpawCA||posted 03-19-2011 07:04 PM||1458 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-19-2011 07:04 PM
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.