I've been working on this off and on for about a year now. It's progress has been slow due to a lack of time and skill. It's sort of been like, do something, screw up, learn from mistake, fix mistake, start next part, acquire new tool or skill, do something, lather, rinse, repeat. Anyway, I finished the glue up of the base last night to my extreme pleasure. I sanded it to 220 earlier this week. Just have to cleanup the squeeze-out that eluded my blue tape, or remove the blue tape that is now stuck, finish the top and oil it up! Thanks for looking!