What finish does lie Nielsen use?

What finish does lie Nielsen use?

We use Manganese Bronze for the bodies of Bronze tools. These castings are fully stress relieved, a process that removes inherent stresses and ensures that the tool will remain flat and true. The soles of our planes are machine ground flat and square to . 0015″ or better, regardless of length.

What number is a smoothing plane?

The smoothing plane is the shortest of the bench planes. Under the Stanley Bailey numbering system for metal-bodied planes #1 to #4 are smoothing planes, with lengths ranging from 5+1⁄2 inches (140 mm) to 10 inches (250 mm). The #4 plane, which is 9 inches (230 mm) in length, is the most common smoothing plane in use.

What is the difference between a #4 and a #4 1/2 smoothing plane is?

I understand that the #4 is slightly smaller and lighter and therefore more maneuverable than the #4-1/2 and that some feel the added weight is too tiresome after a while, whereas the extra heft of the #4-1/2 is preferred by others as it adds to the momentum while planing. Yep.

Where are Lie Nielsen planes made?

Warren, Maine USA
Lie Nielsen Hand Planes, crafted in Warren, Maine USA since 1981, are among the finest planes made in the world today.

What are Lie-Nielsen planes made of?

Though Cast Iron has long been the material of choice for mass-produced tools, we use Manganese Bronze for many of our components and smaller plane bodies. It is heavier than Iron and adds heft to the tool, doesn’t rust, won’t crack if dropped, and has wonderful warmth in the hand.

Is Lie-Nielsen still in business?

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Inc. is a family-owned business, established in 1981 and based in Warren, Maine. It manufactures a range of high quality hand tools, primarily for woodworking, based on traditional designs. It is best known for its hand planes.

What is the rarest Stanley plane?

STANLEY No. 604 1/2C BEDROCK Smooth Plane Type 11 circa 1942-43 NEAR MINT! – 88276.

What is a #4 plane used for?

4 Bench Plane. The No. 4 smoothing plane is historically the most common size. It is an excellent balance of sole length and cutter width to be useful for typical furniture parts.

Is Lie-Nielsen made in USA?

About Our Tools We are proud to continue the tradition of “Made in America.” Many of our hand planes derive from discontinued Stanley designs, refined to meet higher quality standards.

What’s the difference between a jack plane and a smoothing plane?

In the case of smoothing a large workpiece such as a tabletop, the traditional method involves starting with a jack (or jointer) plane in both diagonal directions before going with the grain to remove any high spots. Then, you switch over to a smoothing plane to “further smooth” the surface.