I'm making a "traditional" European workbench. It has a "dog leg" type shoulder vice. I bought the vice screw from Lee Valley, along with the wooden handles.
The wooden handles came with two end caps, and two screws. The end caps fit loosely, so, duh, I figured that the screws are meant to hold them onto the handle (I AM learning something!!). After much thought and consideration, I decided that I didn't want to use glue on the caps, otherwise I won't ever be able to take them off.
So, when I attach the end caps with the screws, should I drill into the "top" of the end cap and into the end grain of the handle, or into the side of the end cap and handle?
Seems like a small problem - I've been doing a LOT of learning as I build this bench - some of it by trial and error, and some by reading and research. I'm so close to being done, I'd like it to go smoothly without another mistake.
Thanks in advance for your advice!