Looks good, how do you mount it to the bench? Also, what size slit do you put in the bushing, or is it split in half?
I use 7/8-14 threaded rod because I have it in 6' lengths for making dies.
The bench is a 2'x3' elevator table welded together with 1/2" plate steel weighs ~ 350 pounds. I got it home and into the shop from Boeing surplus with help from the castors on the bottom. The bottom 2x2 steel is bolted to through 1/2" holes in the table with washers and nuts below. I am guessing how I did that. The bottom block might be threaded on top with 7/8-14, and the bottom of the same holes are threaded 1/2-13.
I made an insert today, but it is a lapp for the 30mm bearing journal on a mini lathe spindle.
You can see the slit is a bandsaw blade width wide.