Cut the recess on the seat's top surface on your table saw. Start by marking the profile of the seat on the workpiece. Referring to the anatomy illustration on page 48, outline the shape of the ends on the bottom face and end grain of the blank. To outline the recess, set the seat top facedown on your table saw and crank the blade to the desired depth of cut. Position the seat so the recess will be centered between the middle and the back edge, then outline the blade on the end of the stock and mark a reference line on the saw table along the seat's front edge (right). Now clamp a board as a guide so that its edge is aligned with the reference line.
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