As I mentioned in my previous e-mail, I pretty much followed your video step by step.
1. Had to vary on cutting the pattern since (at the time) I could not tighten my 788 blade enough to cut;
2. Cut pattern on band saw with 1/8 inch blade 15 tpi;
3. I used pine instead of oak (not sure if that would cause a problem) but the dowel was 1.25 inches;
4. I cut the initial length of the "tool" to 8.25 inches. By luck the 8.25 inches turned out to be perfect;
5. Before I glued on the "tool" top, I found scrap 3/8 in dowel. I started drilling a hole
(approximately 2.5 inches fro the bottom) with a 1/16 bit. I slowly increased bit size to 3/8;
6. I believe the 3/8 dowel is 4 inches long (arbitrary length) with rounded edges;
7. I have yet to glue the 3/8 to the 1.25 dowel--it is snug enough for the time being;
8. If some wants precise measurements--let me know & I'll send them.
Not too bad for someone with minimal fine motor skills!
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