I need some input please and all opinions welcome.
I bought one of these (a lee valley tail screw vice) to use for the main screw in my leg vice on the new workbench.
So i am getting ready to do the drilling and mounting of the chop to the bench and the leg that is going to be used as this vice.
If you take a look at the picture on the lee valley site you see the back end where the screw goes through has a extension to the base. (very difficult to describe what i mean here).
The base is counter sunk on what would appear to be the underside of the side that i was thinking of fitting flat down on the rear of the "fixed leg" part of the "leg vice"
This got me to thinking perhaps i was doing something wrong.
So my questions are (that is if you understand what i am saying)
Which way should i mount this rear essentially screw bearing?
What clearance would you think i need on the screw hole going through the chop. Should it be a snug fit or say a 1/8 clearance all round?
Do i put the "NUT" thats the best term i can think of on the rear of the leg or make a huge hole and sink it into the face of the leg jaw and use the countersunk holes.
Since i am using a approx 1.5 inch piece of Brazilian Oak mounted to the existing leg as the rear jaw I do have the option and was thinking of mounting the nut on the rear of the "leg side jaw" and doing so by countersinking on the face of the jaw and putting quarter inch bolts all the way through. Thinking here being that when the vice pulls up tight the nut is on the other side of the two pieces of wood being clamped together so the nut is not being "pulled out" so to speak.
But i have see the leg vice that i am imitating has the bearing nut mounted in the front face of the leg jaw side they also speak of clearance and the screw running free and only on the nut.
HELP? I am slightly concerned and need some reassurance or alternative thoughts here please.