Monday 6 March 2017

Lie Nielsen Block Plane Upgrade

The latest edition of Australian Wood Review is out. This is an excellent magazine that's well worth subscribing, there's only four issues per year so the content quality is very good.
In the tool review section this caught my eye, an upgraded adjuster nut for the lie Nielsen block plane. By using a free running bearing it reduces the risk of loosing lateral adjustment when moving the blade in and out. Ingenious but simple and a bargain at $29 Aussie dollars.
Robert Howard also produces them for Lie Nielsen low angle and shoulder planes.

A fascinating article on Kumiko also caught my eye.

And six pages on the Mujingfang factory in China is also very interesting.


  1. Hello David, I ordered two of the adjusters and they are top quality, the service from the tool works was excellent as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Mark, That's great to hear, I wouldn't mind seeing one at the show this weekend if you're coming. All the best, David.

    2. Yes, I should be there on Friday, I'll try to remember to bring one along.