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Slot one leg to mate with the tabletop. The dowel in the pipe will ride on its top surface so the finished leg slots will be perfectly aligned.

Set the table-saw blade depth to exactly 1". Using the miter-gauge extension, cut the slots in the leg. The slot dimensions and positions are critical to ensure that your table is sturdy and all 4 legs are perpendicular to the top.

Remove the dowel. (The holes will be used to attach the legs to the table.)

If you use a table saw, first make a miter-gauge extension from ¾"-thick scrap wood as shown in this diagram.

While cutting, make multiple small passes and be sure the side of the dowel always stays in contact with the miter-gauge extension.