Friday, October 30, 2009

Win Win

This week marks two exciting events here at Benchcrafted.

In the December issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine we've been chosen by the magazine editors as recipients of the 2009 Best New Tool for our Benchcrafted Tail Vise, along with 11 other winners. Thanks to the folks at PopWW for selecting us, we consider it a great honor to be among the other winners. We recommend picking up a copy of the magazine at your local outlet to read about the other winners, plus two special articles about two woodworking giants who passed away this year, Sam Maloof and James Krenov. It's a great issue.

The other bit of exciting news? Our bench plans are finally nearing completion. These plans have been in the works for several months and we couldn't be more pleased with how the plans are shaping up.

These plans are very comprehensive and will include every detail required for a smooth "effortless" build. So far the plans are over 9 pages! This is not a complex bench, but we thought it prudent to include all the nitty-gritty to make the project as fun and rewarding as possible.

If you'd like to receive an email when the plans are ready, please drop us a line at

We may also have our new knockdown bench hardware ready by Christmastime. Stay tuned.


  1. VERY, very nice, Jameel; this is a very well-deserved honor!!!

  2. I echo Al's comment. What a wonderful, well deserved recognition.

  3. Hey Jameel,

    I bet you never imagined it would lead to this, and I'll tell you– What you have done with the wagon vise for tail vises deserves to be award winning. I'll add, what you have done for the leg vise with the Glide is equally worthy. I have been grinning for a year and a half now!

    Please keep up the great work!

    All the very bests,


  4. Jameel,

    Outstanding!! You certainly deserve the recognition not only for this vice but for The Glide, Skraper and all of your other marvelous tools and upgrades.



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