It is no longer a project, but now a tool to use to build other projects. I have been using it for a while now and I have not run across any negatives in the design. The vise is working great, but the biggest time saver are the holdfasts. With a quick whack of the mallet the holdfast is set and the work secured. Another whack and the work is released. So fast, yet so simple. I have used them in the past, but using them with this bench, built specifically for their use, has made a big difference in my woodworking. I find myself securing my work more because it is so quick.