Planemakers’ Roundtable from PWIA 2016

planemakers roundtable

Planemaker’s Roundtable panel from PWIA 2016. From left,
Raney Nelson, Rick Blaiklock, Caleb James, Konrad Sauer,
Thomas Lie-Nielsen and moderator Christopher Schwarz.

The Planemakers’ Roundtable was probably the most common
classes at Fashionable Woodworking in America 2016, with
dialogue matters starting from steel vs. wooden planes, to
low-priced knock-offs. Panelists Raney Nelson (Daed Toolworks), Rick
Blaiklock (Lee
), Caleb James (Caleb James
, Konrad Sauer (Sauer & Steiner
) and Thomas Lie-Nielsen (Lie-Nielsen Toolworks),
with moderator Christopher Schwarz (contributing
editor, Popular Woodworking
; editor, Lost Art Press)
talked for nearly two hours on all issues planes and

We caught a little bit of the dialogue on video (please forgive
the however semi-OK audio; we weren’t in a position to mic the
members to the digicam). Chris famous that the panelists
select different types of metal for his or her respective aircraft
blades, then requested them to debate their selections. On the finish
of the day, what’s most essential is that every one these makers’
blades might be sharpened to a excessive degree, and that they keep
a long-lasting edge – however the causes every maker choose one
metal configuration over one other are fascinating. Have a

— Megan

P.S. Need to study extra – much more – about software metal and
sharpening? Learn Ron Hock’s e-book “The
Perfect Edge

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Megan Fitzpatrick

About Megan Fitzpatrick

Megan is the editor and content material director of Fashionable
Woodworking Journal. She prefers utilizing hand instruments as a result of
they hardly ever make loud noises. Until they fall off the bench.

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