Announcing our April 2014 Workbench of the Month

Our April 2014 Workbench of the Month comes from Dino P. from Gibsons, British Columbia – Canada. Dino has created a great split top workbench that has both a leg and wagon vise. With the array of clamping capabilities that this bench provides, it looks like a woodworker’s dream. Enjoy!

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise

Find attached my split-top Roubo-style woodworking bench featuring your Leg and Wagon vise screw kits. It is made from West Coast Douglas Fir and also features a sliding deadman and split top with a “gap stop” that functions as a planing stop and tool holder. Have also added some roller brackets with sealed roller bearings to help feed the parallel guide on the leg vise. Base is assembled with mortise and tenon joints that are glued and also draw-bored. The top is 4 inches thick and bench is 7 feet long and overall width of 25 inches. Have also included some Gramercy holdfasts for additional clamping options.Bench does not have a finish applied as yet (just finsihed it last night) but plan on an oil/varnish blend.

Thanks for supplying such a great product in both wooden vise screws, as well as detailed and clear instructions.

Dino P. – Gibsons, British Columbia – Canada

4 thoughts on “Announcing our April 2014 Workbench of the Month

  1. Hola dino
    Gracias por compartir este proyecto,quisiera saber donde puedo conseguir los planos de este Banco y si no es posible,donde puedo encontrar más planos para bancos de trabajo.muchas gracias

  2. Hi,
    Where can one buy a bench like this or are there construction plans so one can build for himself? I’d be very happy if you have some useful information on that.
    Thank you in advance and best wishes.
    Best regards,

    • Billy, We do not have workbench plans for sale at the moment but anticipate this as a future product for sale from us. In the meantime, you have two routes. One is that we would be happy to quote building you this Split Top Roubo workbench (featured in our April 2014 Workbench of the Month) or you can obtain build plans from for their version of a Split Top Roubo. This said, we’ve actually had many customers that have used Benchcrafted’s Split Top Roubo plans and modified the vise to use our wooden vise screws. Please advise if any other questions on this matter. Or feel free to continue this discussion by sending us an email at or by calling us at 814-528-4337. Best regards, Jeff Dombrowski at Lake Erie Toolworks.

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