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!
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!
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!
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.
Photo courtesy of “Woodworker’s Journal”
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.
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.
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!
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