Other than the handle, the leg vise is complete and it’s usable as is.
The parallel guide for planed down to final thickness and fitted it into both through mortices. Then two dowel holes were drilled through the chop with the parallel bar in place. Then came two series of holes on one inch spaces, offset by a half inch between them.
Split leather (from Amazon) was then glued to the chop face (and the end cise chop as well) with liquid hide glue and called it a night.
Some time with the card scraper and some boiled linseed oil and it’s functional. Unfortunately the wooden handle I was planning to use did not work out. I was planning to use the African Teak left over from the Moxon vise but when I tried to drill the hole for the acme threaded rod the screw on the auger bit stripped out of the end grain almost immediately and I don’t have a drill press so that will need to wait. Luckily at the moment I can just use another nut and a wrench.