Started 4 months ago and finally done (for now)!
Went with traditional joints for the leg and draw bored caps (since I didn't bother flattening/thicknessing the bottom of the slabs).
Reclaimed Philippine mahogany back and hard maple front slabs. Finished with equal parts danish oil, wipe on poly, and mineral spirits.
Laminated 2x4 Douglas Fir legs and stretchers with draw bored mortise and tenon.
Benchcrafted leg vise and criss cross, looking at the photo now seems screw alignment is slightly off but able to fully open and close with a good spin. Lined with cork.
Veritas quick release sliding tail vise with a 3.5" thick jaw.
Black Bear forge 3/4" hold fasts. Top is 3" and change thick, but tried on the 4" thick leg and held well in both cases. I messed up one of the dog holes and ended up drilling at an angle. No fault of the hold fast but with a skewed dog hole, the barbed veritas hold down performed much better.
Need to get some other projects done first but plan on adding an insert for the split and a sliding deadman. Pretty excited to pound some stuff on the new bench.