Lake Erie Demo Workbench With a European Flavor

Whenever we attend a trade show or woodworking event we normally haul around our small Lake Erie Toolworks Demo Workbench to demonstrate the feel and functionality of our wooden vises (shown below here with the amazing Frank Klausz in action).  We usually hear phrases like “smooth like buttah”, “fast as lightening” and “holds tighter than two coats of paint” when someone gives the vises a test drive.  The challenge has always been, how best to replicate this very tactile vise experience so that people could try it out.

Lake Erie Toolworks, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Workbench, Vise, Vice

Our distributor in Germany, “Dictum” decided to provide this experience to their customers by commissioning a fully functional replica of our demo bench for use in one of their showroom floors in Germany.  The bench was built by Jarek Ostaszewski who also happens to run a successful DIY construction and tool review YouTube Channel called “Domidrewno” in Poland.

Here’s the fantastic end product for your review.

Lake Erie Toolworks, Workbench, Wooden Vise, Wood Vise, Wood Vice, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Domidrewno

Lake Erie Toolworks, Workbench, Wooden Vise, Wood Vise, Wood Vice, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Domidrewno

Lake Erie Toolworks, Workbench, Wooden Vise, Wood Vise, Wood Vice, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Domidrewno

Lake Erie Toolworks, Workbench, Wooden Vise, Wood Vise, Wood Vice, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Domidrewno

Lake Erie Toolworks, Workbench, Wooden Vise, Wood Vise, Wood Vice, Leg Vise, Wagon Vise, Shoulder Vise, Domidrewno

The workbench is made out of solid beech along with Hard Maple for the vise components and is extremely sturdy and heavy.  It also makes the perfect workbench for people who have limited space in their workshop, garage, basement or apartment but still want a fully functional and robust workbench.

For those of you who have further interest in this type of workbench, here is the link to access a series of nine (9) YouTube videos from Jarek on Domidrewno that will show you how he constructed the bench.  If you don’t speak Polish, you will still be well served in watching the videos to see how he made this great workbench.

If you have any other comments on this workbench that you’d like to share with us, just drop us an email or give us a call.

Best regards,

Jeff Dombrowski – Lake Erie Toolworks

Lake Erie Toolworks Featured On “Made In America” WJET-TV News Segment

We were recently visited by our local TV News (WJET-TV) in Erie, PA where they profiled Lake Erie Toolworks for their “Made In America – Made Right Here” news segment.  It was a neat experience having them film us discussing our wooden vises and our new “ClampGAUGE” product line which allows a woodworker to achieve the correct clamping pressure for panel glue-ups as recommended by glue manufacturers.

This quick video is now posted on our Lake Erie Toolworks website home page as well as our YouTube channel for your viewing enjoyment.

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Best regards,
Jeff Dombrowski

Announcing our March 2014 Workbench of the Month

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!

Roubo Workbench, wooden vise, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, wooden vise, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

Roubo Workbench, wooden vise, leg vise, Lake Erie Toolworks

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

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.

Lake Erie Toolworks Workbench of the Month