Tom Lie-Nielsen started his business in 1981, making a single model of bronze edge-plane on his kitchen table. Today, some 70 employees at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks make than 50 high-end planes, plus dovetail saws, tenon saws, chisels, and workbenches. Tom Lie-Nielsen sits down with Fine Woodworking on his company's 25th anniversary to talk about the business of making hand tools.

From Fine Woodworking #188