Announcing our December 2010 Workbench of the Month

Adding our December 2010 Workbench of the Month from Jonathan S. of Beltsville, Maryland to our Lake Erie Toolworks Blog for ease of access and historical awareness.

Lake Erie Toolworks, Roubo Workbench, Leg Vise, Wood Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Roubo Workbench, Leg Vise, Wood Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Roubo Workbench, Leg Vise, Wood Vise

It was great to meet you guys at Woodworking in America. As I promised, here are the photos of my workbench. I finally got the finish on it to make it more photogenic. 🙂 Take care.

Dimensions:
100″ x 33 1/4″ x 26 1/4″

Materials:
Top – Southern Yellow Pine
Base – Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas Fir Leg vise chop – Soft Maple Leg vise guide – Walnut Deadman – Soft Maple Deadman guide – Walnut Wagon Vise – Walnut

Hardware:
Leg vise screw – Lake Erie premium with external garter (YEAH!) Wagon Vise Screw – Woodcraft veneer press screw Bench dogs and holdfasts from Lee Valley including: Bench Blade, Bench Dogs, Wonder Pup and Veritas Hold-down

Finish:
Boiled linseed oil

Comments:
I based my design off of the Roubo workbench from Christopher Schwarz’s Workbenches book. I am thrilled with the bench so far and the leg vise screw is superb! I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I even documented the install on WoodTalkOnline.com:
http://woodtalkonline.com/topic/862-wooden-screw-install/page__p__6124__from search__1#entry6124

Note: Jonathan has provided some great documented install instructions for his leg vise above (see attached links), but also mentions that he wasn’t able to find vise screw install instructions on our website, which we posted quite some time ago. This was a great call to action to more clearly feature our current leg and twin screw vise installation instructions in a more prominent place on our website (Under “Install / Video / Info” Tab). Also, we are currently working on additional vise type install instructions for shoulder, wagon, face and end vises as well which should be posted in the near future.

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