New bench -- vise question

It's time for my new bench. I purchased a 10-inch Groz quick release for t he face vise and I am pondering my options for the tail vise. This will be a split top bench with front and back section at 12 inches each with a six -inch tool tray in the middle. The bench will be 84 inches in length. The Groz will be at the front right (as I am mostly a southpaw). I will have two rows of left-to-right dog holes on 6-inch centers in each section.
If I had a spare $250, I'd go with the Lee Valley twin-screw tail vise. Sw eet it is. But I don't. So I'm considering building my own using one of t he following:
Single screw from Amazon: (Amazon.com product link shortened) dp/B00012XCCA/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid71946084&sr=1-1&keywo rdsnch+screw
Front vise assembly on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121124468388?ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Any thoughts, suggestions will be appreciated.
Larry
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On 6/22/2013 7:19 PM, Gramp's shop wrote:

face vise and I am pondering my options for the tail vise. This will be a split top bench with front and back section at 12 inches each with a six-inch tool tray in the middle. The bench will be 84 inches in length. The Groz will be at the front right (as I am mostly a southpaw). I will have two rows of left-to-right dog holes on 6-inch centers in each section.

it is. But I don't. So I'm considering building my own using one of the following:

You only live once.... From the Festool SawStop guy.. LOL
http://benchcrafted.com/TailVise.html
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On Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:19:00 -0700 (PDT), "Gramp's shop"
face vise and I am pondering my options for the tail vise. This will be a split top bench with front and back section at 12 inches each with a six-inch tool tray in the middle. The bench will be 84 inches in length. The Groz will be at the front right (as I am mostly a southpaw). I will have two rows of left-to-right dog holes on 6-inch centers in each section.

it is. But I don't. So I'm considering building my own using one of the following:

http://carlswoodworking.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/tail-vise-options/
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On 6/22/2013 8:19 PM, Gramp's shop wrote:

face vise and I am pondering my options for the tail vise. This will be a split top bench with front and back section at 12 inches each with a six-inch tool tray in the middle. The bench will be 84 inches in length. The Groz will be at the front right (as I am mostly a southpaw). I will have two rows of left-to-right dog holes on 6-inch centers in each section.

it is. But I don't. So I'm considering building my own using one of the following:

Here's my opinion since you are asking for opinions.
The quick release vise is a better tail vise then a front vise!
I have 2 vises on my bench, both are not quick release one is a tail, the other a face. I am a lefty too.
I am thinking of replacing my tail vise (regular vise) with a quick release (from my other bench) since most of what I do is done using the tail vise. I find the tail the most useful vise. Now you do not need to use the dog that came with the vise. Take a look at
http://imgur.com/a/YbWt2#9
I don't use the vises built in dog, I mounted a veritas bench pup slightly off center to match my dog hole alignment. I also drilled the end to hold a door or something, but never drilled the holes into the face of the bench.
I'll see if I can take a better bench pic.
Just my opinion... you'll come to your own conclusions.
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On Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:19:00 -0700, Gramp's shop wrote:

I was on a limited budget when I built my vise, so I used threading tools to make a 1" dowel into a screw amd a threaded hole in the bench leg and mounted a pair of shortened french leg vises on each side of the bench end. Instead of the notched stick at the bottom I threaded a 1/2" dowel and put a spinner on it at the bottom of each vise. I've been using those for about 20 years now.
The vises are flush with the benchtop and have a hole in them for a dog.
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