Author Archives: Isaac

Lie-Nielsen Saw Sharpening Workshop – Warren, ME

If you’ve ever wanted to sharpen your own saws, but didn’t know where to start, I can’t think of a better setting to learn the skill than at Lie-Nielsen’s headquarters in beautiful Warren, ME. Lie-Nielsen has a well-deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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New product additions

For the last few months, I’ve been working on and experimenting with frame saws. Not my Roubo frame saws, but the European style that was used by Tage Frid. Finally, and after many delays, the hardware and blades for these … Continue reading

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Christmas and new order delays

Well, the last few weeks have been a blur around here. I’m still not sure what happened, but I’ve been blindsided by a sudden influx of new orders. While I should be able to fill existing orders before Christmas, any … Continue reading

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DVD – Build Your Own Classic Frame Saws

This summer, I was given the opportunity to shoot a video for Popular Woodworking. Over the course of two days in coastal Maine, we filmed a video that covers the construction and use of two frame saws; the first a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event® – Edmonston, MD

40,000 square feet of architectural salvage and building supplies and home furnishings is a lot to search through in one day. Which is why I’m happy that I’ll be at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event hosted by Community Forklift both … Continue reading

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Upcoming show – Hearne Hardwoods Open House

I have attended this show for several years now, and it never fails to impress me. While the obvious attraction is the world class selection of a mind-boggling array of woods, the live music, catered foods, and guest demonstrators (I’m … Continue reading

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Lie-Nielsen 2016 Open House

Just a few days to go until the Lie-Nielsen Open House up in Maine…if you’re still on the fence, it’s time to hop down and get in your car. This is LN’s 35th anniversary, and it looks like they’re putting … Continue reading

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YouTube videos from Wood by Wright – building a rebate-saw plane and Roubo frame saw

A little over a month ago, James Wright ordered a rebate saw-plane fence kit and Roubo frame saw kit from me. At the time, I had not heard of him, so it was a pleasant surprise when I learned that … Continue reading

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Lengthening a Disston saw bolt

When I was sent an older Disston backsaw to rehandle, it was requested that I reuse the saw bolts and medallion. While there was nothing wrong with them, they were too short to reach through the new and larger handle. While … Continue reading

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Upcoming Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events® – Philadelphia, PA

Early this Saturday morning, the saw elves and I will pack up and head east for this weekend’s Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event®, which is being hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum (the event is located in the Boat Shop). We have never been … Continue reading

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