Announcing: Lake Erie Toolworks “ForeverBench”

Lake Erie Toolworks is proud to announce the launch of our new “ForeverBench” custom and personalized workbench product line.  Constructed with features found only on fine furniture, these benches are built to last and will fit your every hobbyist need. They will also be right at home in your workshop, rec-room, basement, garage or even as your kitchen island.

Whether you are a woodworker, maker, fly-tier, gunsmith, reloading enthusiast, gardener, jeweler, modeler, guitar builder, homemaker, chef, culinary artist, or any hobbyist, a solid hard maple, custom bench, built right here in the USA will serve you very well.

Features include:

  • Solid hard maple construction
  • Hard Maple Wood Welded Benchtop by Bally Block Co.
  • Uncompromising drawbored mortise and tenon joinery
  • Steel tension rod assembly
  • Durable finish
  • Personalize your bench with included V-Carved text

Options include:

  • 2-1/4” thick benchtop, about twice as stiff as the standard 1-3/4” thick top
  • Adjustable leveling feet, hard maple foot pads are standard
  • Custom bench height (most popular height being around 34-35″)
  • Full length benchtop strips (butcher block / end finger joined blocks are standard)
  • Hard maple ship lapped shelf
  • Standard Vise and Premium Quick Release Vise
  • Moxon Vise and Moxon Lite Vise add-ons
  • Custom image routing beyond V-Carved text quoted on a case-by-case basis

For more details or to order your ForeverBench, just check out our website at www.LakeErieToolworks.com.

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Lake Erie Toolworks, ForverBench, Workbench, American Made Workbench, Made in USA, Custom Workbench, Bench

Lake Erie Toolworks, ForverBench, Workbench, American Made Workbench, Made in USA, Custom Workbench, Bench

Lake Erie Toolworks, ForverBench, Workbench, American Made Workbench, Made in USA, Custom Workbench, Bench

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Web Shavings – Product Watch Update

If you pick up a copy of the latest issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine (April/May 2019), check out the “Web Shavings” Product watch section that highlights our very own Lake Erie Toolworks ClampGAUGE Tool.

This very innovative product that literally takes the guesswork out of panel glue-ups is really picking up steam as more woodworkers around the globe discover what an amazing tool this really is.

Also, when you use the simple and free online or smartphone based application that accompanies this tool, it will tell you the specifics of clamp placement to ensure the most efficient and effective glue-up possible to achieve the glue manufacturers recommended clamp up pressure.  Further, why use a ton of clamps when you may only need a few.

You can also check out this phenomenal tool on our website link provided here.  If you thought the only answer was to through more clamps at a glue-up and then tighten as much as possible – think again!

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Help Guide Our Product Development Efforts

As Blog and Social Media subscribers to Lake Erie Toolworks, we wanted to give you all an opportunity to weigh in and help guide our future product development efforts.

This said, we would greatly appreciate 2 to 3 minutes of your time to click the survey link below and give us your candid input on what products we should focus our efforts on.

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Thank you all in advance for your ongoing guidance and support as we strive to be the best provider possible for your woodworking tool needs.

Best regards,

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Wooden Vise Highlights Video, Check It Out!

Just posted a quick Lake Erie Toolworks Wooden Vise Highlights video on our website home page.  If you have a minute to spare take a look / see.  I suspect you might even like the ‘bluesy’ music the video is cut with.  Enjoy!

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Workshop Review of the Lake Erie Moxon

For those of you who may have been contemplating a Moxon Vise in your woodworking tool future, you may want to take a look at this before you make your final choice.

Courtesy of Brian McCauley and Brandon Marshall from “Workshop Review” they’ve put our Lake Erie Toolworks Moxon and Moxon Lite Vises through the proverbial squeeze.  We encourage you to take a look to see how we made out.  Enjoy!

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Announcing the Lake Erie Toolworks – 2X Wood Vise – Fastest Threaded Workbench Vise On the Planet!

If you’ve been pondering the idea of building your dream workbench but just haven’t been able to settle on the proper vise to use, we have your answer.  Announcing the new Lake Erie Toolworks – 2X Wood Vise – Which happens to be not only the largest wooden production vise on the market, but is also the fastest threaded workbench vise on the planet – be it metal or wooden.

This brand new vise is powered by a massive 3″ diameter screw that has a 1 TPI (1 Turn per Inch) double start thread.  The vise action can also best be described as “smooth as butter”.  This makes for a simply amazing and game-changing workbench vise to help you craft your woodworking projects in record time.

We’ve been building and testing out prototypes of the 2X Wood Vise for quite some time but we’ve always had a challenge in finding a lumber supplier that could provide a stable supply of the huge billets of hard maple.  It must be all that clean living we do, but we’ve finally lined up a reliable source.

Lake Erie Toolworks is now announcing a pre-order special via our website on the 2X Wood Vise if you place your order by July 31, 2018 at 12 PM EDT.

So if you’ve been dreaming of the perfect vise – now’s your chance to jump in, because the water is FINE!

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ClampGAUGE In the News

If you get a chance to read the latest June 2018 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine check out the “What’s In Store” section of the magazine on Page 66 for some more detail on our Lake Erie Toolworks ClampGAUGE Tool.  If you ever wanted to take the guesswork out of glue-ups, this tool is the ticket.

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Photo courtesy of “Woodworker’s Journal”

Woodworker’s Journal Newsletter Featuring Lake Erie Toolworks

If you wanted to know some more back-story about Lake Erie Toolworks and who’s who in the proverbial zoo, now’s your chance.  We’ve been featured in the latest Woodworker’s Journal Online Newsletter with an “Industry Interview“.  We’ll also give you a glimpse as to some of the new stuff we’ve been working on as well.

Enjoy!

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ClampGAUGE Enhancements

Lake Erie Toolworks has just launched a new video highlighting our latest ClampGAUGE product enhancements featuring:

  • ClampGAUGE Calculator – Identifies type, quantity & placement of ClampGAUGEs
  • EPDM Retention Bands – Industrial grade bands to help ClampGAUGE alignment

Our ClampGAUGE product is really starting to pick up steam as the go to tool that takes the guesswork out of panel glue-ups.  Also, the two new enhancements for the tool really make a big difference in the overall functionality of the product.

This new video is available on our Website as well as via our YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

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Announcing Our January 2018 Workbench Idea

Here’s a great way to start out the new year with a workbench idea featuring a retrofit Shoulder Vise added to a 24 year old workbench by Jesse H. from Kingsport, Tennessee.  Jesse also built an amazing chest using the shoulder vise.  As he says below, the proof is in the pudding. Enjoy!

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Shoulder Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks, Wooden Vise, Vise, Vice

Shoulder Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks, Wooden Vise, Vise, Vice

Shoulder Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks, Wooden Vise, Vise, Vice

Shoulder Vise, Lake Erie Toolworks, Wooden Vise, Vise, Vice

This past summer I had purchased a shoulder vise screw from you guys and using your detailed instructions (I did dovetail the nut to the arm instead of using lag bolts, but I am sure the lag bolts would have worked just as well), I retrofitted a shoulder vise on my existing bench, which has been through several metamorphoses through its 24 year life!

I had always just dealt with my front vise racking and slipping.  I had kept blocks on my bench to keep the vise from racking and there was always a bunch of fiddling. Lots of times I was trying to saw and hold the work with the other hand so the stock wouldn’t slide around in the vise.

Not so with my shoulder vise! The screw is smooth as silk, and the slightest turn will release or grab the stock. My bench is not much to look at….I believe in building furniture, not a shop.  But the “proof is in the pudding”…in this case in the using.  I built the chest of drawers in the pictures using the shoulder vise for all the joinery. Cutting dovetails and tenons was a joy!  Great work guys! ….and for me, money well spent!

Here are some pictures of my old bench, retrofitted with the Lake Erie shoulder vise…and as you see in the pictures, no leg under the shoulder vise.  So far, no problems from the absence of the leg.  Now, it may seem like a little thing, but even though I didn’t replace my rigged-up wagon vise when I installed the shoulder vise, I did order an extra handle….love the  handles!

Jesse H. – Kingsport, TN