Bad Axe Tool Works – Leg Vise

Check out the latest facebook post from our good friend Mark Harrell from Bad Axe Tool Works regarding the Leg Vise that we made for his demonstration bench that features a tapped leg for the wooden vise screw.  We also wanted to mention that Mark makes a fantastic product and his custom made saws are without equal.

facebook link to Bad Axe Tool Works posting

Wood Vise Screw, Leg Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Leg Vise With No Parallel Guide Or Garter – Rebroadcast

Last summer 2013, Christopher Schwarz along with many other tremendous woodworkers gathered in Georgia to build some of the finest Roubo workbenches possible via the French Oak Roubo Project.  Lake Erie Toolworks was also the proud builder of the massive wooden vise screws and threaded legs that made up the leg vises on the benches that were constructed at this event.

With this as a backdrop, Chris had recently posted an update on his Popular Woodworking Blog that spoke about a “magic tapered stick” that he used essentially as a replacement for the parallel guide and stop on the bottom of his leg vise.  We liked this post so much that we are re-broadcasting this to our audience that may not have caught this update.  Therefore, you can click on the attached link to see the writeup as well as a quick video that gives you the low-down.

Leg Vise With No Parallel Guide Or Garter – Blog Post

We hope you enjoy.

Announcing our January 2014 Workbench Of The Month

Our January 2014 Workbench of the Month comes from Raney Nelson who owns Daed Toolworks in Greenfield, Indiana.  Raney participated in the French Oak Roubo Project that took place in Georgia during the summer of 2013 and he crafted this amazing Roubo workbench.  We hope you all enjoy this beauty.

Raney’s Blog

Roubo Workbench, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Here’s a few shots of my spindly little bench. I suspect it may be showing up in photos here for a good long time, but I wanted to get a few shots of it while it was still clean. It’s getting no finish, I’m getting ready to rough the top up with a quick traverse planing, and I’ve every intention of beating it senseless for the rest of my days.

Dig, most thoroughly, the killer hardware Peter Ross and Lake Erie Toolworks made for the event.

Raney Nelson – Daed Toolworks