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New Crisscross Hardware – Very Excited!

The other headline I considered for this blog entry was: Fare thee well, pinheads. As I sorted through the box of castings and metal bits in my Benchcrafted Crisscross kit tonight I wondered if this would be the box that finally banishes the pin from my leg vise. Since 2005, I’ve been using a...

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My Benchcrafted Moxon Vise

Perhaps I should be the last person to buy a Moxon-style vise kit from Benchcrafted. After all, I’ve built six of these highly functional vises for myself and friends – not to mention all the ones I’ve built during classes during 2010. But instead, I was one of the first to line up for the...

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Precision Inlay, Simple Tools

A few shop-made appliances allow you to add stunning face-grain inlay to your work. By Jameel Abraham pages 38-43 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now Geometric bandings and inlay patterns, or parquetry, are widely used, from Japan to Egypt to Spain. I developed a method of creating parquetry while learning to build ouds, a...

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Tool Test: Benchcrafted Glide Vise

Machined to the nth degree, this leg vise clamps like a champ. By Megan Fitzpatrick Page: 16 From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue now The Benchcrafted Glide Leg Vise takes its design cues from a traditional leg vise with a wooden screw, but this contemporary iteration works more smoothly, easily and quickly. And it cinches...