Did you use the piece off the front of the stock to make the hamster? Very clever. That's it - I'm taking the plunge and ordering a blank.
Paul, do you find that your files/rasps load up with any of the glue from the laminates or does it work out OK?
Thanks for continuing to post these....I love watching how things come together. Final question - where did you get the hardware for the checkpiece and the hamster? Can't find anything like those off the shelf.