Our March 2014 Workbench of the Month comes from Mark Harrell who is the owner of Bad Axe Tool Works in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mark had us craft a tapped leg & wooden vise screw combination for his Roubo demonstration bench that he uses at trade shows. He also makes fantastic custom saws that are without equal and we highly recommend that you give them a look-see if you are in the market for a new saw. Enjoy!
What is it about big wooden vises I like so much? I’ll tell you what: durability, permanence, craft. Nick Dombrowski makes a helluva product via Lake Erie Toolworks. Great Stuff. So with that in mind, check out what’s on my bench today: the leg vise & screw o nmy trade-show-Roubo, made by Lake Erie Toolworks. Fundamentally sound products. Excellence unbounded. This is one stout vise Nick Dombrowski makes. You can’t help but give the wood screw a turn when you’re around it.
Mark Harrell – Bad Axe Tool Works – La Crosse, Wisconsin