Welcome to the final Tool of the Month blog of 2015!
This month's tool is the Lie Nielsen 102!
The 102 is a small low angle block plane, often referred to as an apron plane due to its small pocket friendly size. It's probably the most used block plane I own due to its versatility. Planing thin stock flat, planing endgrain, shaping curves, adding bevels to edges and smoothing dovetail joints flush are the main uses for this little plane.
The difference between standard and low angle planes will be covered in a future post.
That's it for December and for 2015! Look out for the next Tool of the Month in January 2016.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to Novembers Tool of the month!
Ok it's a few days late... Never mind! This month it's the wood rasp!
The rasp is a tool used to shape timber, such as Windsor chair seats, carvings and sculptures.
Unlike a file the rasp is much corser and therefore cuts a lot faster.
Mine are made in France by a company called Auriou. They are 'hand stitched' meaning each cutting tooth is formed individually using a hammer and a pick. This more random tooth patten gives a much better cut than a machine made rasp would.
The following link will take you to the companies website where you can see how these rasps are made, it's a fascinating process!
Auriou Rasp making
That's it for November, look out for Decembers tool of the month!
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Here you can see what I have been up to in the workshop, gain an insight into my work and some of the many tools I use to make each piece of bespoke furniture.