The posts are tapered and have two slots to accept the base.
The slots were cut at the table saw and squared with the 1/8” chisel.
Brandon, I haven’t yet made a bench to go on the bench on top of the bench but I did make a small bench hook for it :^)
Next, I tapered the posts using a technique similar to the one Jameel used for the dovetails on the Roubo bench. In this case it is just a spacer with double stick tape.
After the band saw cut they were smoothed with a #4 1/2.
As expected the left M&T joint was loose form the undercut but not bad. I could saw and wedge the tenon or just glue a tiny spacer underneath as shown.
So, this is the extent of my progress as of tonight.
-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty