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Check out Rustic Table For DIL Maria for the background on this bench to go with the table.

I had to trim the legs for the mounting plates . . . thus the creation of a fixture to hold each leg secure while I notch it for each mounting plate and hanger bolt setup.

I wanted to be able to use my table saw and it would have to be real secure to hold-up to the table saw's 10" blade and vibration. A little nervous I cautious cut the first vertical cut in a leg which went surprisingly well. I planned to make the second cut with the table saw also but then changed over to the band saw.

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Then the horizontal cut and results using the band saw.
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The fixture also worked well holding each leg while I drilled holes for the 'hanging bolts'.

Initial assembly for fit indicated I was on the right track, things were going as planned.

Legs and aprons will be white and the table was stained top/bottom. The first coat of Arm-R-Seal has been applied to the top and underside of the seat . . . they're drying as I type here.

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Missey went to get the primer and sealer from Maria. I'll be ready when she arrives . . .

More later . . .
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