That's going to be a nice bench. But I just have a couple of comments on your router bit setup. It looks like a 1/4" shank and the bit is quite far out of the collet. That may lead to more vibration & chatter.
Reading it now, bought a subscription just for this. Ok I'm kind of kidding, I was looking for an excuse to try it out.
Already noticing what appears to be some typos/mistakes and such in some of the measurements, quite annoying...either that or it's just darn confusing.
Yeah, it's mostly in the grain, the other parts being the right bit end right speed.
When I use a template that will have end grain being exposed, I'll usually make two patterns so that if I start running up grain, I can stock the other template on and go the other way