Getting back to this...
I know you guys are going to give me crap about using red oak and that's fine. I haven't developed the hate for it yet like the rest of you. At least I'm not using wall wood any more. That's progress, right? Speaking of progress, here's what I've gotten done today.
Layout for a template to make part of the sides.
All put together.
Template in action. I like this method. It keeps my fingers well out of the danger zone and I get to use the clamp as a handle.
That's it for the curves, the rest are straight lines.