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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Announcing our April 2015 Workbench of the Month

We have a very unique workbench of the month for April 2015 which comes to us from David F. from Wichita, Kansas.  David built a 1/3 scale model workbench for a local historical museum in Wichita that was having a Christmas toy show.  This workbench features both a functional face and tail vise that has wooden vise screws and internal garters.  This workbench is simply amazing.    As you look at the extended grouping of pictures, don’t forget to look at the can of Coke Zero in the foreground of several of the pictures which will help to put the workbench scale into perspective for you.  Once again, simply amazing!

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Dear Lake Erie Toolworks,

I built this 1/3 scale model for our local Historical Museum’s Christmas toy show. I modeled the bench after a late 1800s bench that I have in my shop. The screws are held in place with internal garters. The screws are made from lignum vitae that I had in the shop (super nice to machine). The bench is maple and with walnut for the base stretchers and tail vise parts. This was a great project will be enjoyed for a long time to come.

Thanks. David F.

Announcing our October 2013 Workbench of the Month

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Our October 2013 Workbench of the Month is from Dave B. from Bartlett, New Hampshire.  Dave has built a fantastic Shaker style workbench featuring a leg and tail vise.  We hope you all enjoy it.  Here’s a quick snapshot of the workbench and you can checkout our website at http://www.LakeErieToolworks.com for additional pictures and content on this tremendous workbench.

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Announcing our August 2012 Workbench of the Month

Adding our August 2012 Workbench of the Month from Ryan B. of Jerrabomberra, New South Wales, Australia to our Lake Erie Toolworks Blog for ease of access and historical awareness.

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Lake Erie Toolworks, Twin Screw Vise, Tail Vise, Modified Holtzapffel Workbench, Wooden Vise

Lake Erie Toolworks, Twin Screw Vise, Tail Vise, Modified Holtzapffel Workbench, Wooden Vise

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Ryan B. from New South Wales, Australia is a student who was building a workbench as a school project and had ordered and used four Vise Screw Kits from Lake Erie Toolworks to complete his tremendous work bench which has 2 tail vises and a twin screw vise.  Bottom line – we think it turned out fantastic, but we’ll let you be the judge.

Attached are some key comments from Ryan regarding this matter.

Comment 1:
Hi Nick,
I have received the screws and they are awesome!!! I spend most of my time just winding them in and out. They should suit perfectly.

Thanks again for your prompt service.
Ryan

Comment 2:
Hi Nick,
Our projects got marked and we didn’t receive our marks until last week. I did extremely well and scored 4th in the state (75,000 students) with a mark of 98%

Attached are a few photos and I can send more of the vise detail if you like.

Cheers,
Ryan

Announcing our February 2012 Workbench of the Month

Adding our February 2012 Workbench of the Month from Will Myers of Boonville, North Carolina to our Lake Erie Toolworks Blog for ease of access and historical awareness.

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Lake Erie Toolworks, Roubo Workbench, Leg Vise, Tail Vise, Wooden Vise

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I would like to submit a bench for your workbench of the month.  I have also been writing an article forwww.wkfinetools.com.  The screw you sent is perfection in motion, I was very impressed with the craftsmanship.

This bench project started about 15 years ago.  It is made of Red Oak.  The top is a solid slab 4-1/4″ thick by 19″ wide and 7-1/2 foot long.  The legs are made of glued up 2x Stock.  It is inspired by Andre Roubo’s plate 279 bench.  The leg vise is made from a Lake Erie wood screw.  The tail vise has steel tracks and a steel screw.  I used a 2/3 Danish Oil – 1/3 Poly finish.  The assembled weight is 342 pounds.

Thanks,
Will Myers  – Boonville, North Carolina