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Cut the parts to »¡Me. To make the picnic table * with all eight benches, you'll need to purchase ten 2 x 6s, 8' long, twelve 2 x 4s, 8' long, and six 1 " diameter dowels, 4' long. Be very picky when you select the wood. You're going to Ik- sitting and eating on those boards. You want them to be fairly clear and free from defects.

Rip and cut all the parts to the sizes shown in the Materials List, with the exception of the bench legs. Cut these parts at least 22%" long or longer. This extra stock will give you room to make all three miter cuts that have to be made on this one part.

You'll find that this project goes faster if you work on both the table and the benches at the same time for the first few steps. However, to avoid getting the parts mixed up, start making neat stacks of cut stock, so you know which board belongs to which piece of furniture. To help you decide which part to pick up next, we'll keep the instructions for the table and benches carefully se parated. They will be labeled Table or Benches. Read each step through before proceeding with the work, so that you're sure what part or assembly you should be working on.

Miter or chamfer the ends of the legs, ^ aprons, and table braces. Table. Miter the ends of the legs and table braces at 45;' as shown in the working drawings. Also, cut oil' the lower corners of the aprons. This will keep you from bumping your legs against sharp corners.

Benches: Miter the ends of the legs. The tipper ends must be cut twice, forming an arrowhead-like point. To help speed this step, attach a stop block to your table saw or radial arm saw. (See Figure 1.) Use this bloek to automatically position the stock for each miter cut.

1/Miter-cut the upper ends ol the bench legs twice, to form a point A stop block helps you position the stock on the saw with no need to measure over and over again

1/Miter-cut the upper ends ol the bench legs twice, to form a point A stop block helps you position the stock on the saw with no need to measure over and over again

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