Well, I started cutting up my 2×4 and did some prototyping.
Jointed and resawed a bit. Then I sent them through my little Ryobi thickness planer. Even after letting it acclimate to the house for a week, once it was prepared, it still warped more than I would have thought. I had never resawed anything before as all I have is a craftsman bandsaw. But with a new large blade, it worked much nicer than I would have thought. You can see the bandsaw in the background.
I had never really used sliding dovetails for joints. They really lock into position. I like ‘em. I cut them with a little sliding jig on the router table. I thought that I better not use the CNC, as that might be a no-no for this contest.
I won’t be able to get any more done for a while as I ‘have to’ go spend next week in the Caribbean and escape winter.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon