Announcing Our December 2016 Workbench Idea

Our latest Workbench Idea comes to us from James P. from Hurricane, West Virginia. James built a great English style workbench as well as a Moravian style workbench that he constructed at the Woodwright’s School in North Carolina.  We think you’ll agree that he did a great job on both workbenches.  So here’s your year end 2016 two-fer workbench idea!

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench Idea, English Style Workbench, Moravian Style Workbench, Wooden Vise, Face Vise, Leg Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench Idea, English Style Workbench, Moravian Style Workbench, Wooden Vise, Face Vise, Leg Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench Idea, English Style Workbench, Moravian Style Workbench, Wooden Vise, Face Vise, Leg Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench Idea, English Style Workbench, Moravian Style Workbench, Wooden Vise, Face Vise, Leg Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench Idea, Moravian Style Workbench, Wooden Vise, Leg Vise

Hi Nick,

I wanted to thank you for the technical assistance and information on the face vise build for my English style work bench.  The screw is working great and I love this vise.  I wanted to share some pictures of my new bench and my Moravian style work bench that I built at the Woodwright  School a couple of years ago.  Both have Lake Erie vise screws and both are fantastic.

Thank you,

James P. – Hurricane West Virginia

Lake Erie Toolworks – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale

Just in time for the holidays,  Lake Erie Toolworks is announcing our Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale that has now kicked off and will run through 12 midnight EST on Monday, November 28th.  Now’s your chance to save 10% on all of our vise products as well as receive free Domestic U.S. or discounted International shipping to our friends around the globe.

If you were thinking of building a new workbench and wanted the perfect vise, or were adding a new vise to your existing workbench now is your chance to save some bucks.  Also, if you are looking at the right tool to help with your dovetail and other joinery needs, then our fully wooden Moxon Vise is just the ticket for you.

Now’s the time to either treat yourself to that vise you’ve been wanting or to purchase the perfect gift for that woodworker that you know, so don’t wait and jump online to www.LakeErieToolworks.com to check this one off your Shopping List.

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Another Great Workbench Idea – October 2016

This Workbench Idea is from Christopher Schwarz who is the Editor of Lost Art Press and is also a principal at Crucible which is a new woodworking tool company.

Chris had been blogging about this new “Roman Workbench” that he constructed prior to the Woodworking In America 2016 Show held in Covington, Kentucky in mid September.

Since we were exhibiting in the booth directly across from Lost Art Press & Crucible, it was a perfect opportunity to see the workbench first hand as well as to test out how smooth and amazing the unique wooden vise worked that was installed on this bench.

I’m also going to provide a link directly to the Lost Art Press Blog where you can see some additional detail on this very unique workbench and how it was constructed bringing us an exceptional workbench idea from over 500 years ago

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Best regards,

Jeff Dombrowski

Lake Erie Toolworks Featured On “Made In America” WJET-TV News Segment

We were recently visited by our local TV News (WJET-TV) in Erie, PA where they profiled Lake Erie Toolworks for their “Made In America – Made Right Here” news segment.  It was a neat experience having them film us discussing our wooden vises and our new “ClampGAUGE” product line which allows a woodworker to achieve the correct clamping pressure for panel glue-ups as recommended by glue manufacturers.

This quick video is now posted on our Lake Erie Toolworks website home page as well as our YouTube channel for your viewing enjoyment.

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Best regards,
Jeff Dombrowski

Join Us At Handworks 2017 – Bigger & Better Than Ever

Heads up that Handworks is coming back to Amana, Iowa on May 19th-20th, 2017 and you better act fast to book your hotel room and travel arrangements if you plan to attend one of the most amazing hand tool woodworking events that you’ll ever find.

Lake Erie Toolworks will also be exhibiting at this event along with many of the finest Hand Tool woodworking  companies and professionals around including Roy Underhill, Christopher Schwarz, Benchcrafted and Bad Axe Toolworks to name just a few.

More to follow as we get closer to the big event, but we just wanted to let everyone know about this mega event with more details at Handworks 2017.

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Follow the Second Roman Workbench Build

Quick note that Christopher Schwarz is now building his Second Roman Workbench which can be found on the Lost Art Press Blog.  Here’s the link for your convenience.  He’s just getting underway with the build now, but it’s already shaping up to be quite the bench. We’re also anxious to see how the Wagon vise fueled by a Lake Erie Toolworks wooden screw & nut will turn out as well.  Enjoy!

Lake Erie Toolworks T-Shirts now made in the USA – Submit a Workbench Idea and the T-Shirt is on us

Quick heads up that our Lake Erie Toolworks Logo T-Shirts are all now proudly made in the USA.  We also have them screen printed by one of our local Erie, PA small business that we can strongly recommend – Silk Screen Unlimited.

If you are interested in this fine piece of American ware, you can either order one via our website, or better yet, just submit a Workbench Idea of your workbench or Moxon vise crafted with a Lake Erie Toolworks product and the T-Shirt is on us.  It doesn’t get better than that.

Finally, if you haven’t browsed the Workbench Ideas section of our website, we have over 5 years worth of customer submitted workbenches & vise combinations to help get your creative juices flowing as you ponder what type of workbench that you’re going to build.  We also created a hyperlinked glossary so that you can just click and access the specific type of workbench style or vise type that you might be interested in. Enjoy!

Lake Erie Tooworks T-Shirt; Made in USA