Since others are posting their own tease, I thought I would provide my own.
Here is the best piece 2×4 I could find. Southern yellow pine with only three small knots.
I ended up finding it at a local lumber supplier rather than a big box store.
Here is the drawing I worked up to make sure that I could do it all with one 2×4.
It actually looks like I will have some extra to work with.
Well, there are some censored parts. You didn’t expect me to give it away did you? :-)
I’ll just tell you that it will be interesting to say the least.
You will have to go to here to see the entire thing:
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX